Saturday, May 22, 2010

Fourteen Steps to a Full Day

Wake up. Grind yourself some coffee beans.
Pretend you taste the difference (fresh or old).
Pretend you want coffee. Say mmm! all fresh, not cold
or mechanical. Grind some extra for tomorrow,
too tired to wake two minutes early.
Say hello to the sun through the window
so streaked with slime and I-don’t-care
your mother has evaded invitation thirteen years

but who’s counting.
Sniff the kind of bright new air
three times and stretch your arms dramatically.
It’s a new day, say seven times,
making sure to move your lips
and count your fingers.