I Slept Last Night

Not a usual occurrence not because of melatonin

I didn’t take any not because I listened to my favorite podcast

Sleep With Me I haven’t been listening to podcasts at night

not because I did anything in particular such as

avoid gluten or sugar yesterday I ate a very good desert

at an Italian restaurant called Osteria 106 banana torte

not because I skipped my latte in the morning or had an especially

calm day or because I avoided alcohol Nina and I even had

a drink at lunch to celebrate her visit and Hamid our waiter

gave me a special Big Wine Glass because it was a beautiful day  .

Not because I went to the gym I did not or swim I didn’t do that either

or played an active game of anything my friend Fran plays pickle ball

and I’ve always wanted to write that in a poem not because I did

anything in particular but it was one of those nights and they are

very rare one of those mysterious nights where I got into bed

with a book and thought I wonder if I

will sleep tonight and somehow I just did.


Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. from another insomniac, i slept well too!!!!!!!!!!

    what a mystery it all is!!

    how fortunate we are to have these puzzles!!!


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