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REM

Too heavy to carry and hard to rouse

Repetitive works, but the eyes never open all the way

Sleep clings closely and assistance is the only encouragement



When someone pulls you up from the couch

And waits for your balance to set

But you walk a few steps still hand in hand



Sure enough before you get very far

A sudden pitch to the side that would have taken you down

Was prevented because you both just knew



That sleep deprivation wouldn't make it so easy

Once again simply weakened to gravity

Though after that moment, it would pass



A smile of thanks and a yawn that shakes

Meandering your way to the cozy nest of your bed

Going back to that world of dreams and finding peace in the REM

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