Alarm

.
………wake

before you sleep
catch your breath while the sun’s up
when in May after a rain
everything’s so soaked with light
sleep is impossible and all that’s left
is to catch a day by an hour
and do-si-do in incandescence
forget about sleep and dreams
forget the doldrums and
wake to what the crows caw
cackling over carrion

………wake

to the wind’s insistence that
moving-on is the way
the world works

………wake

to its alarm

.
by Jim Culleny
1/28/12

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