Dogs 2013

FIVE MINUTES MORE
(1/25/13)


I awake

roll
over
in bed
all comfortable
and warm

crack
my eyes
to check
the time

5:25 am

shit

the alarm
will sound
at 5:30

Monday
through Thursday
I would probably
just get up
and start
the day

but it's
a cold
Friday morning
in late January
and even this
very simple
diminished
respite
is needed

I close
my eyes
and think
of a shower

I think
of the workday
ahead

I think
of the weekend

the alarm
wakes me
from a sneak
attack
snooze

I've gone
from being
wide awake
a short while
ago
to feeling
almost comatose

how does
this happen?

I silence
the noise
and drag
my ass
from bed

walk
like a zombie
to the bathroom

it's
going to be
one of those
days

all
for the want
of just
a few
easy
minutes

oh well

at least one
Deadly Sin
is out
of the way

now
I'm hungry