Various and Sundry Poetry

Why I Keep Getting Up in the Morning

the on button on the espresso machine
a toaster on the verge of ejection
butter
the sound of the pepper shaker
the dog at the door
blank pages
unreturned phone calls
that beautiful, life-affirming need to pee
recycling
baked goods
laundry
Aveda shampoo
a better horoscope
the possibility of frost
grapefruit
mint gum
the restless search for perfect jeans
because i'm not done with the chocolate truffles
the word "effervescent"
orange juice with extra pulp
to learn more HTML
David Sedaris
the places my passport could take me
crosswords
questions
answers
the maybe of it all
and because sleep doesn't do all the work by itself
even when i am still dreaming
and i am still dreaming