There are some that make you feel guilt and shame
about those few extra hours in your bed
on a stray Saturday morning, eyes red
after a late night and work-week; they blame
you for the world not being up to speed,
or for nothing getting done around here;
but if you want a little time to clear
away negative energy, you need
to close your ears along with your tired eyes
and hit the snooze button; the world will wait
at least that long to require your input.
Besides, it’s not like there aren’t other guys
who manic, wake at dawn to test their fate;
revved that damn high, they will soon go kaput.
22 FEB 2003