I'm lyin' down
In college town
A power nap should do the trick
It's not so bad
This is my pad
It used to be a full inch thick.

The floor is cold
And hard, I'm told
I wouldn't want to have to sleep there
Dreams of a bed
But now, instead
This pad is my mattress of air.

Just off the floor
My back hurts more
Than if coil-rested; this is true
But beds aren't cheap
For now I keep
Sleeping on this "barely make-do".

1999 WetSpot Poetry

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