Sleep Will Not Work

~Sleep Will Not Work~

 

When you must

hitchhike at night 

sleep will not work.

 

The stuff

at your feet

will not be valuable. 

It is junk. Garbage. Gravel &

broken glass. Do not

be fooled by its sparkle.

 

Stand straight. Do not

sit. 

 

Do not look away

as the headlights 

come upon you, but

look down,

just a little.

 

When a car pulls over

toss away the cigarette at your side,

tactfully. Keep

 

your hands

out

of

your

pockets.

 

Smile

at the driver

as you open

the door & say

"Hi. Thanks

for stopping."

 

Stay awake. Sleep

will not work.

 

And, as the car

takes off down the road,

do not look back. There will

be nothing to see but junk,

garbage,

gravel &

broken glass.  Nothing

back there will have

any value.

 

D. B. Tompsett 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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