fighting sleep

3 cookies
+ 2 tall glasses of cold water
– 2 a.m.
= me on the couch barely lucid
crocheting the final row
on a hat
for a baby shower
while my son
stubbornly
willing himself awake
bats at the flowers
on the couch
and the helicopters
on his footies

we fall asleep finally
with his hand on my face
on the couch
sometime
before three

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