Lulled To Slumber

I take my relative to a Psychiatrist.

Doc, I say, all night she remains stark awake. She drifts off to sleep only when a dove starts cooing outside her bedroom window at dawn. She’s just landed a good job that’ll require her to do morning-shift soon.

“Do your parents often fight?” The Doctor asked.

“That’s why these dark rings are around my eyes.”

“Mobile addiction?”

“A little, Sir!”

“Here’s a soundtrack containing crooning of crickets. You play it every night before going to bed. It’ll help restore your circadian rhythm.”

She’s just started her new job. She’s not sleep-starved anymore.

First published in f3

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