Doctors make a joint announcement
Proclaiming we are "arrogant"
About our sleep, risking early death
By not taking rest seriously.
The same day an anthropologist
From Stanford sallies forth to say
That we are not restless enough
Like original human cultures
And worry too much about sleeping
Soundly, thus forgetting our nightly
Quota of soul adventures in dreams.
This is madness, all these voices
From outside our heads, barking
Sleep more, sleep less, deeper,
Lighter, longer, briefer. Go away,
And take my dreams with you.