Sunday, August 2, 2015


Rocketing awake
Cat nose on my face
Flashed with heat
Flush with irritation

Throw off the sheet
Ransack the drawers
Jam feet in sneaks
Bolt out the door

To find that

5 am is cool
and dry
Pale light balm to August eyes
Arpeggio-ed by birds
Blessedly bereft of
Cranky crowds

Sidewalk barren but for
Dog walker here
A fellow runner there
All with smiles for a member of the
Secret club of

"Attack of the Killer Badger" from
Magic Forest