Soles shift in labored toil portraying diligent effort,
Keyboard penmanship typed in mouse discomfort.
All-nighters snuffer both ends of the burn candle,
Wringing inner ear repeat the woodpecker’s anvil.
Unrequited culinary affectations, quick bake flour
Into one-sided sandwiches for brunch and dinner.
Thirst’s parched whistle, the kettle’s dainty saucer,
Harmony’s momentary breather, serenity’s sister.
Oasis beyond the mirage of alarm’s snooze button,
Interlude in Shangri-la’s tranquil sapphire lagoon.