Sleepless in Alabama
"Lying there and staring at the ceiling Waiting for a sleepy feeling ... "
Dateline: 2:37 a.m. Thursday
The neon is quiet. Saw the Sonic Drive In lights go out a while ago. Every two minutes and 15 seconds the stoplight goes from red to green.
The Walmart sign never blinks.
A white and brown stray cat sits on a sewer cover. In the darkness of my Comfort Inn room I watch the red eye jets cross the sky. Room 320 coughs, room 220 snores.
When my wife Barb ...
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