in a sentimental mood

sleep eludes
the mind goes around again
a hamster's wheel
remnants of the day
like unwanted advances
or inebriated party guests
that stayed too long.

the sun's in me still
so i flip and flop.
a well done pancake.
too warm.

my heart is uncomfortable

i lead it around...

a sweet, strong little pet.
every breeze that rustles my skirt
or longing gaze
it leaps!

oh how i abuse it so.