Ready, Set, Go!

October 25, 2012
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beep
beep
beep
the alarm sounds off.

There is a rustle in the sheets.





Yawning, he sits up.
An abrupt rush of dizziness





pings his head.
Shaking the crummy sleep off,

he moves onto




the cold, hardwood floor.
In the kitchen the sun plays peak-a-boo
behind dull, red curtains.

Until eventually,





yellow glistens through an opening.
He can almost grasp the new day pouring in.

He hears birds singing, and
the television clicking on. It’s breakfast time.

Eggs and bacon crackle, largely popping




as his gray skillet grows hotter.
Tic toc
he just saw the clock
time is swooshing by.

He journeys to the shower,
then squirts on cologne.

The hour winds
closer
to seven.

His final gulp of coffee slides down his dry throat.
A final piece of satisfaction
before exiting through the door.

It is a new day.





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