A Nap

Today I took the pleasure of a nap in my rocking chair by the fire with the breeze and the birdsong floating in. Good thing too, because I needed a self-care poem for my poetry writing month theme. Naps are a luxury of the weekend, a sweet luxury. I learned in a retreat years ago about the practice of LSD, “left side down” after meals. 20 minutes resting on your stomach-side apparently aids digestion and restfulness. Give it a try.

4 A Nap
A nap
by the fire
with a full belly,
lying on your left side,
pillow under-head,
a blanket over your feet
A little Mona Lisa smile draws across your face
then, complete slump
into sweet, sweet sleep.
This is the way to clean your house,
the house of your cluttered mind.
A nap closes the books,
puts them back on the shelf,
sweeps out the dust,
and takes out the trash.

About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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