An Early Morning Chill

Startles My Body

While my mind is still asleep

The cool and crisp morning air slowly being pumped into my lungs

The sun is hiding behind the clouds

I slowly clench my covers with both fists

Trying to hold onto sleep for the last time

Shortly after I repeat the words silently then out loud

I have to get up

Pushing myself out of bed

As if I was a stranger lying there

Comfortable but not wanted

I have things to do

Nothing will get done at this rate

I feel a slight sniffle

My body still rejecting it's own actions

I vigorishly scratch my head an attempt to revive my last thought

Like C.P. R. for my brain

Stretching through wrote memory

Where I still don't do any actual thinking

My legs moving by momentum

A series of useless yawns

A smoke signal to the world

All I really want to do is sleep

Getting a bowl of cereal

Pouring the milk

Causing a miscalculation and a slight spill

My coordination and judgement were off

Now shoveling spoonful after spoonful

Like a tired man shovels coal into his old pot belly stove

My eye lids peeling slowly from my eyes

Now the tiny blue dots begin to focus

Today is one of many I have started

In an attempt to push my mind and body past it's own limitations

In search of passion and new pleasures

I swallow a real sweet teaspoon of honey

To shock my sense of taste

Hoping my other senses will one by one fall in place

Like a military soldier toeing the line

Fully trained and ready for what needs to be done

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Gypsy Rose Lee 5 months ago from Riga, Latvia

It's no difficult to get up and out these spring days since the spirng sunshine is already warm. However by late evening it gets quite cold and then I'm ready to head for my warm bed.

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shanmarie 5 months ago from Texas

A yawn as a smoke signal to the world? Brrrrrr. I'm so glad I no longer live in the north. Morning chills were the worst.

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DREAM ON 5 months ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee For the past few days cold and rainy here. Spring is sleeping late this year. I love and am so happy in the heat of the sun. I envy you. Enjoy !!!!! Shanmarie Please cheer me up with the Texas sun. Is there a mild breeze. Thank you both for reading and sharing.

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shanmarie 5 months ago from Texas

I don't think there was much of a breeze today, but I've been at work all day. LOL It's been sunny though and I am good with that. All the rain created difficulty getting to work because of closed bridges. And even when it's not closed, I am very cautious about going through water over the road. Especially since I got caught in that flash flood last Thanksgiving!

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DREAM ON 5 months ago Author

Shanmarie I have seen flash floods on the news where people have almost died. I am glad you are o.k. Can you explain what happened ? There is no such thing in Maine. Thank you for reading and sharing. May your night end beautifully.

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shanmarie 5 months ago from Texas

My hub Floods of Life explains it in detail. But the short of it is that I crossed one bridge without incident, but the second one had water rushing over it and it was enough I didn't want to chance going through it. So I tried unsuccessfully to back up and didn't get backed over the first bridge before it too was flooding. The stretch of road between the two bridges and the land around it flooded several feet deep and probably 6 or 7 ft deep closer to the creek and bridges. I was just stuck there with nothing to do but wait. And now when I hear about death in floods and rescues I am reminded how lucky I was

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DREAM ON 5 months ago Author

Shanmarie Nature is beautiful as well as destructive. I spend a lot of time on the highway and I have seen a few fatalities. My prayers go out to all the victims and families. Thank you for sharing.

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annart 2 months ago from SW England

I know what you mean about waking and making my body do what it's supposed to do! Sometimes I'm not sure where I am for a few seconds, then things come into focus, come into memory. The body takes a little longer to work properly these days (the brain too!).

Your writing always makes me think afresh about so many day-to-day things - great!


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DREAM ON 2 months ago Author

annart When we are young our body quickly responds to all activities on auto pilot without missing a beat. Later in life are reaction time is slower and are body parts don't always function as planned. (Lol) Life is filled with little surprises that keep us wondering what's next? Thanks for reading and sharing. I never realized life lead to this.

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