Fatigue makes obvious the energy
Expended in each step of every task,
So even small achievements can bring glee:
In trivial accomplishment I bask.
I won the Prize for Getting Out of Bed
When Dogs Insisted On a Morning Walk,
A Badge of Merit for a Note Misread,
Whose Meaning Was Deduced With Little Talk,
A Grant for Using Sick Days Sans Ado,
A nomination to Nappers of Note,
Promotion to the Fatuous Sonnet Crew,
And Recognition for Exhausted Throat.
Past heights of my frivolity I’ve bested-
Imagine what I’ll do when I’m well-rested!