Saturday, April 25, 2015

Just Get Up!

Waking up is a sign of life, 
proof that you're still in the land of the living
...that your time isn't up.

As long as you wake up, 
there is hope for anything you choose.

However, we often begrudge the act of "getting up".  

We tap the snooze over and over, 
happily sliding back into warm blankets for ten more minutes of
...interrupted sleep?

We lay there, vacillating between sleep and awareness, 
too tired to get up,
too awake for peaceful rest.  
But mostly, we worry that we will oversleep. 

The hardest thing to do is actually the best cure.  
Get up!  
Turn off the snooze.  
Start your day.  

And it can only help
to wrap your hands around a fantastic cup of coffee.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Joke's on Me!

This morning I ground fresh beans,
made a great cup of coffee,
brought it upstairs
and sat down to write.

Thirty minutes later I remembered and took my first sip.