When the night is over and I surrender my last snore,
before I start the day, I have to go to war.
It's a judo match on my mattress every morning,
because my blankets like to pin me down with no warning.
I kick off the corner so I can get a foot free
and I pull up the pillow tucked under my knee,
I toss to the left but then I get wrapped up
by a sheet hiding in the mix so my other foot is stuck.
The mind games begin to interfere with my mission,
pillow looking soft and warm, beckoning submission,
just a minute or 10 more of sleep couldn't hurt..
alarm clock stops the seduction with a red alert!
Twisting and tussling, building up the motivation
to introduce between me and the covers some separation.
Stressing over all the stuff that I have to do today,
but staying in bed only keeps it that way.