Tender Circadian Rhythm

My tender circadian rhythm
does not like to Spring forward
or Fall back.
It feels confused and lost
in the fog.
My usual disturbed and restless
sleep now has an assistant of
early a.m. risings; 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 6 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
waiting for the warmth of May.

©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    

25 thoughts on “Tender Circadian Rhythm

  1. “I’ll stumble as I wait for my tender circadian rhythm to remember that it’s all okay” – I wish my circadian rhythm would realise everything will be okay! This is beautiful, I love it  ♥
    Caz xx

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  2. Saying goodbye to New York? Good for You!!! Yes, Im invisibly coming to Florida with you, and every time you watch that sunset Im the one next to you giddy, with awe-struck tears when the flash happens just as the sun sets in the water.

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  3. It is a great way for sure! Im soooo sick of winter (ugh, I feel like I am going craaazzzy!) but at least the sun has been shining the last few days and I can see things melting a bit. I hope your trip was fabulous. I hope you had fun in the sun, and fabulous nights. Remember Im traveling to all these beaches (invisibly) with you. 😃

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  4. I wish they’d just leave it alone. This one, where we Spring forward doesn’t bother me at all, but the Fall Back one takes forever to get used to. I like the thoughts in your poem. 🙂

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  5. Same here. However the problem was the job not the time changes. I’ve been working over 40 years and the Museum job was only ten years. Everything changed for the better after leaving the Museum.

    Over forty years I’ve worked in Publishing, for a bank, a major New York Nonprofit, etc…

    A time change that we all know is going to happen twice every Year is a minor issue.

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  6. When I was working full time the time changes were annoying especially spring forward. But after retirement and even with working part time it doesn’t bother me.

    Actually it’s normal for me to wake up early usually around 4 or 5 am. Combination of my Army training and having cats. More so having served in the military. I’m never late.

    I use my early Rising to pray and read Bible scriptures.

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