Found himself in a trap,

Without a working C-PAP*…

He really tried–

His sleep denied–

For want of a broken strap!

Was given two harnesses free,

For a few nights sufficiently…

Slept refreshed

Till the C-PAP crashed,

Exhaustion came back suddenly.

The weekend he must rest,

Unaided in his quest…

To get his sleep

Not six feet deep,

Dying with  groggy  regrets!

–Jonathan Caswell

*C-PAP is an air pump that forces air down past a person’s soft palate in the rear of their throat to keep their airway open, especially during sleep times.

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