Poems of the Week

Snooze Control

by Steven Urquhart Bell

“The science of sleep: Why so many of us get it all wrong”
—The Observer

The secret of a really good night’s sleep
Is learning how to clear your mind of clutter.
Try meditation, reading, counting sheep,
Hypnosis, self-massage or getting guttered.

Or sex. So good, it’s almost a specific
For purging you of mental flot- and jetsam.
Though sex for me is not a soporific—
I lie awake and wonder how to get some.