12/2/19: Listen

still early and

cold—somewhere in the dark,

a back-up alarm

11/22/19: Awake Alone

the heater’s last sigh

and the tick of blinds swaying

when it stops

10/25/19: The Other Twilight of Such Day

awake and

knowing exactly when

the alarm will sound

8/11/19: The Great Machine of the Cosmos

I woke wondering

how the motions of sun and

earth never seize

7/21/19: Making Mistakes

no longer the whale

of sleep, I resurface to

breathe night air