small stones – April 26, 2016


if I didn’t know better
(and I do!)
I’d swear dark forces conspired
to keep me from sleep
a car horn blaring
neighbors yelling
dogs barking
blue jays screeching
(all before 7 am)
screen door banging
diesel engines grinding
brother stirring upstairs
(all by 8 am)
tummy turning
pee-fairies attacking
the smell of coffee brewing
(all around 9 am)
a final sigh
and out of bed I rise