Sleep cure

The doctor said
having tried all other
remedies it might be time
to consider some natural
ones— for instance,
as cure for insomnia:
submerge the feet
and legs (never going
above the hips) in coldest
water. Dry off without
completely drying off—
let the moisture cling
to your skin before you
climb into bed and pull
the covers close.
Blood in the brain,
churning all day
from stressful
and dystopian visions,
will rush to the rescue
of those outposts still
shivering with cold.
The room at the top
will go quiet, will
turn out the lights.

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