Two weeks of bedrest
Spent in bed, restless
Wondering what it is to truly rest.
It isn’t lying in bed.
Any new parent can tell you
That even a whole night spent in bed
Doesn’t mean you will wake rested.
Being still is not enough.
Any millennial can tell you
That sitting staring at endless scrolling
Doesn’t actually feel restful once you stop.
On the other hand
Certain people find
Particular activities so fulfilling
That even if physically exhausted they are at rest.
I don’t understand it.
I don’t pretend to.
I don’t know what to make of it all.
Written for the #100meaningfulwords challenge. Will you join me?