I couldn’t sleep Saturday night. I had gone to a Doctor Who themed picnic earlier in the afternoon with my daughter. We had a good time and met some new people.
I was hot, tired, and just a tiny bit sunburned when we got home. I thought about taking a nap but it never really happened. My brain would not stop. This unfortunately continued until around 5am Sunday morning. I tried just laying there. I tried reading a book. Nothing worked.
I spent most of the night cobbling together poems I have written over the years to see if I had enough decent ones for a chapbook. It passed the time and by 5am my brain was finally calm enough to let me sleep.
I still need to locate or write another five or six poems. (I have them scattered everywhere.) Then I need to get them copy edited. After that…well it looks like I will have a book of poetry coming out at some point this year.