how alarming


lately i am up at dawn
i watch the sun arise
i watch the morning paper boy
as sleep falls from my eyes
i see the garbage truck stop by
as summer starts to shine
i see my neighbor head for work
his hours are worse than mine
what is this morning nameless-ness
that gets me up but aimless
it isn’t morning joyousness
that i find such a charm
it’s the never ending noise-ishness
from the other son’s alarm
it works just fine on some of us
but has no effect on one of us


© 2016 kStan(ly) Lanning
picture by Alexas Fotos, courtesy
this verse was inspired by the Daily prompt – summer
but it also likes the Daily prompt – eyes
and the Daily prompt – shine

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