Involuntary furlough

I am fighting sleep only for the chance
to hear your voice.

Call you at 2 a.m. just to make sure
I’m still in your dreams

Drink a margarita for me please
Make it extra strong —
These days, we need the strength.

I go out to the woods
to seek my transcendalist side

Decide to write you something spectacular

And I wonder what you’ll make of that.

You tell me it’s time to think
but my thoughts are nothing new

Put on your smile for me –
and don’t you worry –
in time, this rest will be over.