Dogs 2010

UNWILLING DAWN
(1/21/10)


the universe
spinning slowly
collapses upon me
claustrophobically
weighting my body
with the immensity
of existence

mute darkness
pressing heavily
against warm
dry skin
smothers any
less than enthusiastic
attempts
at resistance

a hallucinogenic haze
of dizzying dreams
frenetically fills
my awaking mind
and battles
the first vestiges
of consciousness

I blink
the oppressive
visions away
open my eyes
and drag
my ass
out of
bed

there's
work
to do
today