EYE GIVE UP

The irony of life is that by the time you retire and can
sleep late, you’re too old to be able to.
-Evan Esar

Of all the mysteries
Of the universe deep,
Why do I stay awake
When all I want is sleep?

If it’s all in my head,
Pray tell, for retirement’s sake,
Why do I fall asleep
When I want to stay awake?