napowrimo day 20

by larapayne

with apologies to Langston Hughes

a nap deferred

what happens to a nap deferred?

does the parent
go up like a jumping jack
or climb stairs
slow and hopeful that
the child will fall
asleep again and, bliss
one might return
to that time alone, so missed

maybe it just sags
like a heavy diaper

or does it turn hyper?

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