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Life at night

I've been living

on the night shift

side of life

working at midnight

singing along to

late mixtapes

to keep me going

running on caffeine

naps all through the day

while the city sleeps

I stay awake

fill up my coffee cup

until I start to shake

on the 7 am train

shoulders of strangers

are awkward pillows

it's easy to doze off

dream the mornings away

with the ticking of the rain

I rise and wash

the smell of soap off my face

I play old songs

try and dance my body awake

it's like I'm in a constant jetlag state

walking around in PJ's all day

but that's okay

because I'm living

on the night shift side of town

when you go to sleep

that's when I go out.

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