May 29, 2013

Alarm


My alarm goes off,
reminding me
I'm supposed
to wake up again,
face myself
in the mirror, see
if it's still worth
being here,
whether everything 
looks the same,
or if I have 
ever so slightly 
changed, taken 
another small step
toward the morning
when I will not
respond at all, 
the alarm going 
on and on,
so someone 
will finally know
I've overslept,
lost in a dream
no one else 
can seem to find.

5/28/13