waking, stretching, yawning, washing,
dressing, eating, brushing, cleaning,
rousing, changing, feeding, singing,
driving, walking, opening, planning,
prepping, waiting, smiling, greeting,
I though, if I can think about mornings with verbs, why not nouns? Are they different for weekends and workdays?
Pillows and blankets Pillows and blankets
Alarm and light Slippers and robe
shower and brush Whispers and lamp
clothes and shoes Coffee and cookies
coffee and toast Sofa and book
Hmm...maybe morning is a person....with a split personality?
Morning calls softly on voices of birds,
its coffee-scented breeze pulling you to your feet.
It breathes deeply as the first rays of sun
touch your face, welcoming you to
a new day.
Morning screams suddenly with a shrill voice,
vaulting you abruptly from dreams to reality and bed to floor.
It pours glaring lights into unready eyes
and laughs at weak protests over
a new day.
Maybe I should try irony--after all, I'm composing poems about morning as the sun sets through the windows by the sofa.