(Written at the start of lockdown before daytime naps stopped)

The clock is set
The time begins
Now that you’re asleep
Ticking down the minutes
Until you wake again
There’s many things to do
Clean the dirtiest part of 
The house
That’s the most noticeable
Cook the next meal
Plan what to do when you wake
And think of what tomorrow 
Might bring
Look up what epoxy resin is
Start making a bug hotel
So it looks exciting enough 
For you to help
Do some work
Finish writing a children’s book
Keep in touch with friends 
And family
Order something from 
Amazon which,
At the time,
Seems impossible 
To live without
Remember to drink water
Sit for 10 minutes 
I see the time
I hear your noise
The countdown theme tune 
Starts in my head
With Carol Vordermon and 
Richard Whiteley 
Singing loudly in my ears
And nap time is finished 
Once more
Da-da, da-da,