I wake. I reach for my watch. I press the light button on the watch. I shut my eyes and try to fall asleep. I can’t. I get up. I sit on the toilet. I try to pee while I sit on the toilet. I brush my hair while I sit on the toilet. I wash my hands and brush my teeth. I dress. I go into the kitchen and prepare breakfast. I let the cat out. I let the cat in. I spoon out the cat’s food to a plate and put the plate on the floor. I empty the cat’s water bowl and run fresh water into it till it’s almost filled. I put the bowl on the floor. I take some of my pills. I make coffee. I sit on the toilet. I toast bread. I butter the bread and smear marmalade on it. I let the cat out. I get the newspaper from the end of the driveway. I go back to the house. I have breakfast. I sit on the toilet. I read the newspaper. I let the cat in. I take some more pills. I go in back and start writing where I left off yesterday. I pee. I write. I shave. I go to the Y and work out. I shower in the Y. I go to the market to get a few things. I go back to the house. I let the cat out. I make myself lunch. I lie on my bed for about half an hour. I try to nap. I go to the kitchen and take the rest of my pills. I go in back and write. I let the cat in. I clean his plate and put new cat food on it. I write. I get the mail. I jog. I answer the phone and it’s a recorded message. I read the letter I got today. I prepare dinner. I make myself a drink. I put my dinner in the oven. I sit on the toilet. I make myself another drink and drink it while I read the rest of the newspaper. I eat dinner. I turn on the computer and read a couple of messages to me. I google the word irrefrangible. Then I google the word irrefragable. I write an email. I open a bottle of wine. I sit in my easy chair and read a long short story in a literary magazine and drink a glass of wine. I read a book and sip another glass of wine. I try to remember if the cat’s in or out. I look outside the kitchen door. I check inside the house and see the cat’s sleeping in his favorite spot. I lock the door to the outside. I check to make sure the door to the porch is locked. I spray some sleep aid on my tongue to help me sleep. I make sure the stove burners and oven are off. I shut out all the lights except the one that gets me to the back of the house. Then I shut that one off and turn on my bedroom light. I undress. I sit on the toilet. I brush my teeth. I do some exercises with weights. I get in bed with the book I was reading in the living room. I turn on the radio to the classical music station. I don’t like the piece playing and turn the radio off. I read in bed. I get tired. I look at my watch. I put the book on the night table and shut out the light. I lie on my back. I turn over to my left side. I turn over to my right side. I feel myself falling asleep. I get up to pee three hours later. I pee. I sit on the toilet. I get back in bed. I turn the radio on. I listen to the music for about twenty minutes. I turn off the radio. I look at my watch. I turn off the light. I feel the cat jump onto the bed. I pet its head. I say, “Good boy.” I turn over to my left side. I fall asleep. I dream.