waking early

Posted on September 22, 2015 by

A little humor, with apologies to Mary Oliver:

Why I Wake Early (my life is not a walk in the woods)

Hello, cat in my face
Hello you who make the morning
And the evening and all the days and nights
About you
And ow! Your claw, and the nodding off in the afternoon
While you sleep peacefully in the sun
Even when I am miserable and crochety–

Best motivation that ever was,
Your meowing and this river of red
That threatens to overflow its banks today
Right now, onto these sheets and this duvet
If I do not heed its subtle warning
Get up, get up, good morning.

Watch now, how I start the day
In duress, in bloodiness.