Late day meeting.
Late night eating.
Eyes crossing reading.
Easy sliding into sleep.

Toddler coughing.
Heartburn churning.
Too hot.
Tossing.
Too cold.
Turning.
Next to soundly-sleeping man.

Cough suppressing.
Phlegm clearing.
Zantac cooling.

Alarm turned off.
Relaxing.
Drifting.

Rattling door knob.
Pounding feet.
Bleary eyes search
Red numbers glow 6am.

Stagger towards coffee maker.
Night’s coughing toddler very awake.