The Real Reason I go to bed so late

Most nights I resolve to get to bed by midnight. And most nights I’m still awake at Two a.m. and I can see myself heading that way again. I’d vaguely known that it’s a rebelling against Mother thing, but nothing can put it as well as this great little poem caught on the Urchin Movement’s poetry site:

‘GROWN-UP’ BY EDNA ST. VINCENT MILLAY

Was it for this I uttered prayers,
And sobbed and cursed and kicked the stairs,
That now, domestic as a plate,
I should retire at half-past eight?

Don’t you love that? ‘Domestic as a plate…’

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2 thoughts on “The Real Reason I go to bed so late

    • Toatilly… and it seems like such a simple little line, but so much thought went into that kind of effortlessness. I just love poets. You guys have my undying admiration.
      Thanks for dropping in!

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