I woke in the middle of the night
Sat up in bed
And swept my arm majestically in front of me
To confirm and appreciate
All of the people.
Then I laid back down to slumber.
The people acknowledged.
I was alert enough to remember this moment,
Adjust the pillow as I lie back down,
But not enough to wonder why there might be an audience watching me sleep.
It’s important to thank the peoples who are there.
Even when they aren’t.