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Awake before Daylight

Corey Mesler

Nothing looks good at 4:30 a.m.
Hour of doubts and heartquake.
Nothing gets solved, or resolved. All
is failure. Too early even to make the
coffee, to jump-start the routine. The
mind spins in place, the usual dis-
tractions balloon. Only pre-
scription: wait: let the body fill itself
slowly, let the day open like a chill.

Corey Mesler

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