Obligations

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Eyes sag,

head droops,

Heavy fingers weigh on the keys

Another night

late at the keyboard

grading papers

scheduling conferences

answering emails

My head drops

My eyes close

My fingers linger on the keys

Sleep comes

with fingers resting on the home row

Startled awake

I rub my eyes

time for sleep

obligations wait

as my bed calls me to rest

and my obligations wait

for another day

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