Sunlight slides through the curtain
warming my toes and tapping my eyelids
with its insistence I rise and greet a new day.
I crawl from my blanket cocoon
and break the rust from my bones
to stumble my way to the coffee pot.
A feline duet sings a breakfast chorus at my feet
as I make my way through paws and tails
to flip the kitchen light switch.
A robot with spoon in hand I feed the cats,
quake with my need of caffeine,
watch a hummingbird out my back door.
I love sunrise but I have become a nocturnal animal
crawling through the alphabet to find the right words
to transfer from brain to poetry.
For me mornings arrive with sleepy eyed blur
more Orton effect than crystal clarity.
my brain a ship trying to navigate the fog.
©Susie Clevenger 2012