(x = close)

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Impromptu

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I get started

I get tired

This is something new

Age or medications

Take your pick

But sometimes when I’m

Relatively still

My eyes want nothing more

Than to close

And sometimes I follow through,

Which is also something new

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I set aside my small machines

Stretch out with

A pillow

Here or there

Close my eyes the way

My grandfather closed

His,

Afterward

Saying

Just resting my eyes

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C L Couch

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While watching the lions on the right and 100 meters far from us, we did not see this nice guy was sleeping 3 meters next to us in the bush on the left side of our car. But he did awake gently . . .

Photo by Andreas Berlin on Unsplash

Okavango Delta, Botswana

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