These Are Some of the Things You Missed

There are songs I choose just for the mornings

to dance to as the sun throws shapes

vertical across the carpet and horizontal

across the bookshelf

I’m grateful between 8AM and 9AM when

the shower is warm and the light is muddled

through the window at just the right angle—

a new kind of feeling to wake up from the night’s

sleep with the covers curled between my knees:

And here, now, wondering about how

the first thing I think

when I wake up is blue


Sick of Seeing the Sunrise

let’s sleep for the first time

in our lives, white sheets

wrap around our spines

dust settles on our eyelashes

wake up for the first time

in our lives, lap the milk

from the bottom

of our cereal bowls