i lost sleep
i lost sleep five times today
and three times last night.
i could have but i did not
and she has traveled almost
three or five hours away.
i rushed to catch her at twelve
but caught myself doing something else.
i tried again at one and came two
and by four but, she slipped past me
not thrice or four but five times more.
i lost sleep just now a sixth time
since i am still a-----writing,
hopeful, in the last three or four
or even five words more ~