An Extended Moment
The illuminated clock face starts winding the internal talk,
“So much to do… Remember… Don’t forget…”
The concave pillow suddenly feels uncomfortable,
The blankets too warm,
And I limp out of bed
Stagger to the kitchen counter,
Find and push the button,unconsciously, by touch alone
Stand, Hypnotized by the swirl of coffee into the cup,
The smell of caffeine promising life will follow.
Rain splashes across the headlines, the driveway and my future.