It’s been a rough week, and I know many many folks are working hard and feeling ragged, and not taking great care of themselves, so I wrote this in the style of the children’s book “Go the Fuck To Sleep.”
It’s not intended to reinforce anyone’s complacency, just to remind folks that even in the midst of really big things going on they also have a body that needs to be attended to. And without further ado:
People are wrong on the internet
The world is on fire, you’re right
And I know that you’re upset
But it’s getting late and deep in the night
Your 10 point action plan is unfinished at 8 points
The world is knit together with sorrow
But you are growing harried and quickly disjointed
You can always punch Nazis tomorrow
The heartbreak of the world is a lot right now
And clutching what liberties that we may keep
But you’re working really hard, and how
Bout if you try and get some sleep
You can try some deep breathing, whiskey, or visualization
Or free-range crying is sometimes neat
I know white supremacy is foundational to this nation
But when was the last time you had something to eat.
I don’t think you need to stop, necessarily
You may not even need to slow down (slow down!)
But your mental health is balancing somewhat precariously
And you’re not the only organizer in this town.
Your collaborations have been impressive
Your efforts are stalwart and true
Your work is strong and progressive
But I’m slightly concerned about you.
It’s understandable to feel some despair
I mean who wouldn’t at this moment, right?
And everyone keeps saying “Self care!”
But here you are, up again, very late into the night.
The news will be there tomorrow,
There are far more battles to fight
And this is another line about sorrow
But what if you close your eyes and turned out the light.
We are far from finished
The work is only beginning
But you are looking somewhat diminished
What if you had some tea and rest this inning.
I love you I love you I love you I love you
Please eat something and go the fuck to sleep.
If anxiety is preventing you from getting some fucking sleep, give me a call.