Circadian Rhythm Curse



Half-past midnight and I'm
deep into my thoughts.
Morning's struggles leave me
flat on my feet.
Cold showers do as much good
as a glass of warm milk,
but by noon, I pick up steam . . .
Post-prandial siesta is foreign to me.
Come evening, my cortisol hormones are
raging out of control, my mind racing,
composing this poem.

Daytime world leave us night owls
to our own "hootin'" . . .
a small price for peace and solitude.
Our collectively defective biological
clock causing this circadian cycle
reversal--permanently out of sync.
Though I'm comfortable with my cycle,
circadian rhythm curse be damned!
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Submitted on May 15, 2012

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXBXXXXBXXA XXXCCXCX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 583
Words 98
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 11, 8

Alexander Lim

I am a neurologist, who writes mostly medical articles for publication. When I have time, I tend to write essays and forums, sometimes for our local newspaper in areas that interest me, some of which may be quite controversial. I love "point" and "counterpoint", having been a co-captain of my Hi-school debate team. Poetry is not my genre of choice. I do it when some subjects prompts me, but I do find solitude in it. more…

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