Dogs 2007

ALARM
(1/10/07)


I fell asleep
only seconds ago
but the clock
whines its panic
telling me
that it is time
to start
all over
again

unbelievable

how many repeats
must I endure
of this performance?

the thought
of showering
dressing
and driving
to work
one
more
day
is almost
too much
to bear

what
does it all matter
anyway?

I am not
a world leader
brain surgeon
or parent
so no one
would really suffer
if I finally
just said
to Hell
with it all

but
I am sure
that I must
have something
important
to do today

after all

I didn't
wake up
dead