Still Learning at 65

What’s meant by the “side” of the bed, since you wake up on it,
obviously is the half you lie on, imagining a line
drawn down the middle of the mattress at bedtime.

If you sleep on a twin or smaller, you’re always, sorry to say,
either on the right side or the wrong, which hardly seems fair.
It’s as if you’re with a spouse and you chose wrong from day one,
so you’ll sadly be stuck there until divorce or death come.

I sleep solo, so my mattress is wide enough that I could lie
on either side of that imaginary line, but one’s really only “right,”
the wrong one’s up against a rock-hard wall, so I
could knock myself unconscious waking up on that side.

Waking up on the right side of the mattress is a trick
I must definitely master if I want to live much beyond 66.

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Aloha #WriterThursday. Today’s #WritingPrompt is

still learning

Use it to inspire a piece of writing of any kind, any length, and then post that piece on your site and link back to me, or simply leave it as a comment below. I would love to read it : )

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