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ready, or not, here it comes

By Randy BakerPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
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Brings sunbeams

squeezing through closed blinds

stabbing into my eyelids

like little light darts

aimed with precision

at my still-sleeping brain.

Time to wake up.

A new day with new possibilities

awaits, tempting me with its promises

but they sound like tired lies.

Just as I decide to roll over

and press my face into the pillow

to simulate the dark of night

the alarm sounds like too many trumpets

blaring in proclamation of the day’s cavalcade

of self-important people and events.

Grudgingly, I pry open my eyes

with the force of a dozen mental crowbars.

My head lolls toward the clock

and that’s when it hits me. ~ ~ ~ Monday.

Down comes my fist

like a gavel pronouncing judgment.

The verdict:


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Randy Baker

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  • Lindsay Sfara2 months ago

    Mondays, man. It's a mood. Love this poem!

  • Susan Fourtané2 months ago

    I love it! Great image as well.

  • Wow! Best! I love it!

  • Kendall Defoe 2 months ago

    I hate the snooze button. Like a false promise...;)

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