Another Tired Awakening: my latest .@ImageCurve #haibun

coffee mug with steam coming out

I had just put together the disembodied alien when the radio sounded. American Authors sings “this is gonna be the best day of my life…”

I slap the off switch.

Lying in bed, in shock. Every cell throbs with the strain of being awake. I hope to nod off, but I rise five minutes later.

Already exhausted.

outside light
through a dew-stained skylight

first published in Image Curve, March 26, 2020

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