Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A Day in January


Dawn breaks in a far away place
Stubborn leaves that cling to frozen branches
Frame the grey sky.
The disembodied voices on the radio
— to chipper for this time of day —
Call for more snow and cold.

The students rejoice at
Staying home another day
Bad news fill my ears
Reminding me to wake up
As I am not a child and must venture out
Under several layers of winter clothing.
Blindly, I reach over and feel for the "SNOOZE"

Where is my lover?
As I seek warmth
From underneath the covers.
I smile when she says
Nothing more than, "Good Morning"
With the look from her eyes.

My eyes, still heavy, close
While I think of a poem
And fall into a dream
For another fifteen minutes.


— Mark Butkus


11 comments:

  1. Ah, so this is where I can find you - the link from your name on my site took me to something completely different and possibly out of date.
    How lovely to be snowed in with a loved one - even if it's only for another 15 minutes!

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  2. ha. doesnt that extra 15 feel so good...
    i will be honest, i would rather be in school today...i am getting a little stir crazy being home for 5 days now...i did escape to the store for a bit today since the Uni is out as well and my wife is home...lol.

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  3. I wish I could sleep in but work calls so I am up early and about ~ Good to see you at D'verse ~

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  4. So very sad when you know kids have a day off school but adults have to work. Another fifteen minutes' dreaming is not half enough!!

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  5. Pity you could not sleep in all day long ! Liked the pic...American kids must be ecstatic having all this time off school.

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  6. Nice! I love that she says ""Good Morning" With the look from her eyes"!

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  7. Warmth…despite the cold. Perfectly captured.

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  8. Gotta love the winter...I like how you captured this day.

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  9. Ah yes, the snooze button. Nice write.

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  10. Oh, that's just what I would do. Lovely poem.

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