I've stopped listening to the news. Well, most of the time, anyway.
I'm finding that it's nearly impossible to completely avoid the news, however; it's everywhere, instantaneous, sensational and demoralizing. Scary too, especially lately what with ebola, ISIS, trigger happy cops and a shaky economy. It's enough to make me want to curl up under the covers and cry…or at least seek temporary respite in sleep.
But lately, even my sleep is heavy, troubled and sour. I think all the bad news has permeated both my waking and sleeping consciousness. I suspect I'm not alone either. I wonder how many thousands, or even millions, of people all over the world are experiencing the same sense of unease.
In the grip of iron night
Somber, grim and deep
I lay aside my small bruised life
And hunker down to sleep
Frightened by I know not what
I burrow 'neath the covers
And seek the ragged rim of death
In heavy, dreamless slumber
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Be Well and Good Luck,