My Tender Circadian Rhythm

My tender circadian rhythm
does not like to Fall back
or Spring forward.
It feels confused and lost
in the fog.
My usual disturbed and restless
sleep now has an assistant of
early a.m. risings; 3,4,5,6
oh, forget it, I’ll just get up!
I know it’s just for a few days
and mine is not the only complaint.
But it’s 3 a.m. and I’m wide awake
feeling that irritability song rising
to a crescendo.
I’ll stumble as I wait for my
tender circadian rhythm to remember
that it’s all okay
and part of this is
the November gray.

©Alexis Rose, image source Pinterest, visualizeuscom

Thank you for reading my books: If I Could Tell You How It Feels, and Untangled, A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph    

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38 thoughts on “My Tender Circadian Rhythm

  1. This time change is confusing… I love the use of language here the first line is arresting, reminded me of Yeats lines “turning and turning in gyre ..”
    tender circadian rhythm …fantastic!

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  2. Time changes suck. They are so unnecessary. Maybe someday people will wake up and realize how much damage they do. Be kind and compassionate with yourself as you adjust. I’m there with you, even though the Fall change is slightly easier for me than the Spring one.

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  3. I understand that the time shifts cause a lot of heart attacks. This crap is not normal. They need to leave it alone. Determine noon (sun directly overhead) and go from there. Some states don’t even recognize it anymore. Screws up everything…

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  4. Thank You, in the fall its just a matter of going to bed earlier until my body figures it out. Ohhh, my heart goes out to you, Gina. Insomnia can makes things so hard. Sleep is really important. Hoping we both get some sleep this evening. Although I think its already your Tuesday. Love to you dear friend. ❤️

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  5. i hope balance returns or you find a way to adjust, i am an insomniac, time has little relevance in my life but sleep is important, sending good thoughts your way my dear friend

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  6. Our dogs do not understand the time change, either. They must now wait an hour after sunrise before going outside, because when they go outside they bark, and when they bark they awaken my stepdaughter who lives in a trailer in the back yard, and she likes to sleep until she has just 30 minutes to get ready to go to work. So now I am spending my first hour every morning arguing with 2 dogs. Sigh.

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  7. I have always struggled with seasonal changes and then the time change really just throws me out of whack! I used to appreciate the extra hour in fall but my children have now made it impossible to sleep in, so I’ve decided it should all just end and stop messing with us! You’re not alone 😊

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