sleepy cat

God of the tortoise and the hare,
I’m slow moving today.
As I’m at work each night until 9pm
I can’t sleep as soon as I arrive home.
Mornings arrive too fast,
And I am still zombie-like at 10am.

May the coffee I’ve imbibed kick in soon.
May my first or second or third wind deliver me from exhaustion.
May the excitement I have for today drive out drowsiness
And give me a sense of eagerness to get this day started.  Amen.

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The Rev. Michelle L. Torigian is the Pastor of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Old Blue Rock Road in Cincinnati. Her essay “Always a Pastor, Never the Bride” was in the RevGalBlogPals book There’s a Woman in the Pulpit. Torigian blogs at http://www.michelletorigian.com.

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