Wake, Wake Up

Wake up, wake up. Time to get up. You’ll miss your bus. Wake up, wake up. You’ll be late for work. Wake up, wake up. Time’s a wasting. My sister-in-law got a call in the middle of the night several months ago. She was on the list for a heart transplant and one became available. I can imagine her waking my brother and saying, “wake up, they have a heart. We need to go to the hospital right away.” Other times a call comes in the middle of the night with bad news: a death, an accident, a shooting, an overdose. Wake up, wake up, Paul writes. The night is far past, and the day is at hand. Strange words to hear as nights are getting longer and days shorter. One friend suggested that the lights tha

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