A morning sky

I awoke at 5 a.m.
before the sun could rise

out of a dream
before the first bird could sing

wishing for slumber but no longer able
eyes watching the dawn

slowly slipping through the curtain cracks
and feeling

the night

had I had my wish granted
slumber taking me back

I would not have seen the sunrise heard the first sparrow’s cry
watch the morning emerge
all pale yellow and hopeful

so when it’s 5 a.m. again
when sour awakening take me from a dream

I’ll put on the coffee
and see, listen and watch
the sun, birds and dawn

Image via Raisa Zwart Photography

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