Mother of sleepless nights

You are

the Mother of all sleepless nights.

Before the light was bound over 

to keep the peace till morning,

you neither slumbered nor rested your eyes;

before the darkness fell from sheer weary

excess of hours; as long as it took

to make us, lose us, find us crawling home 

at dawn, sliding, eliding night into day.

You are the Mother of all

sleepless nights, in curlers and slippers,

in silence, arms folded, heart unbroken,

waiting up.

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