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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

FIVE MINUTES MORE
(7/14/17)

I roll over
in bed

look
at the clock

5:10
am

I usually
get up
at 5:15

I should
just get
going

the extra time
lying here
buys me nothing

if I manage
to doze off
I'll dream
the bizarre

wake up
confused

exhausted

whereas
I'm ready
to get to it
right now

but I feel
as if
I really need
the additional
horizontal
respite

so roll
back over

next I see
a young woman
standing
in a summer
dress

looking
up at me

she is less
than pleased