Prompt: a curtal sonnet is shorter than a normal sonnet. It has a first stanza of six lines,followed by a second stanza of four, and then closes with a half-line.
Oh how I’d love to have a sleep-filled night,
For rested mind; blithe spirit; muscle strength,
A sleep of seven hours, or even more in length,
Oh how I’d love to lie in inert slumber,
No worries; aches or pains; no thoughts encumbered,
‘Til soft and gentle glow of morning light.
Instead I toss and turn and read while I’m awake,
Check my Facebook; email; puzzles on the go,
Bathroom jaunts occur each hour or so,
I should do some housework; make a pie or cake,
But I’m too tired.
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