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.

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

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