morning

Sleep-Eyed

On those mornings
when you are up
before you want to be
no one else’s injustice,
no matter how real,
will seem as great.
Lately,
these mornings
are too many
in number.
How cruel,
what coffee
cannot cure.

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Just before…

Some say
that it is always darkest
before the dawn.
This morning,
ahead of the sunrise,
I saw the sky emerging
through a filter of pink
orange
and soft whites.
Even as the night ebbed
I could see with clarity
that inside the darkness
was no hidden danger
or mystery
but only myself.