I don’t know when or how my insomnia started last night, all I know is that I was up at 1:00 a.m., taking more meds and eating corn chips and I feel undernourished in the sleep node of my brain today.  What’s up with this sleep disturbance stuff?  Stress, hormones, hot weather, different beds as we’ve moved between our house and David’s parents’ house in Lancaster?  The night before last I slept 10 blessed hours, the night before that we were driving until 1:15 a.m. and didn’t get to sleep until about 2:30, the night before that I slept like rock, the night before that. . .   Who can remember?  Who even cares?  Days like today I move through the hours, waiting to be able to go back to sleep.  I love sleep.  In fact, I’m adding sleep as a category.


About Grace Mattern

Grace Mattern is a poet, writer, mother, grandmother, partner, friend, family member, gardener, triathlete, hiker and for 30 years was the Executive Director of the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She resigned her position at the Coalition on June 15, 2011 in order to concentrate on her writing, while continuing to engage in the movement to end violence against women as a consultant and advisor. Her chapbook Fever of Unknown Origin was published in 2001 and her full-length poetry book The Truth About Death was published in 2012.
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