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Alarms

22 Nov

Buzz buzz buzz
4:30 am
Hit snooze
Roll over and grumble
Seven minutes roll by
Buzz buzz buzz
Wash, rinse, repeat

5:30
Phone alarm sounds
Just as the alarm clock goes
Not fully awake
Hit snooze on each
Lay back for a minute
Realize I have to get up
Heavy sigh and push the blankets back

Weekday routine is always the same
4:30 to 5:30
That quiet time before dawn
In the inky black of winter
Even on weekends
I rise to darkness
Up before the sun crests the horizon

The want to curl back up
Absorb the warmth
Be in that safe place
Is overwhelming
But not today
Today I have to walk away from it
Get ready to face the world

The want for a weekend
When no alarms sound
I rise when the feeling comes
To be in that place of warmth and safety
There’s no 4:30 alarm
No sudden, jarring awake
No buzz buzz buzz

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Posted by on November 22, 2013 in Writing

 

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