One blink, one second at a time

Awake, now halfway conscious,

the struggle lies in bed

and getting out of its

feathery soft jaws, I relax,

the quicksand sets like cement.

My stomach ponders breakfast,

but my mind tries to remember dreams;

brain cells drooling over past memory,

spilled milk under the bridge –

I forget all but the muddled cliches it seems.

Cornflakes pop and crunch like joints in my mouth,

releasing taste and wholesome goodness throughout.

My tongue savors moments long before they arrive,

salivating anticipation of the ascent on a roller coaster ride.

Eyes glint and shine from seeing the sun rise.

I grasp the meaning of patience – its climax and elegance,

heightened awareness when all my senses were dulled and expired.

Seeking and finding simplicity anew in the presence

of nothing more than myself.

Oh, the possibilities of transcending my corner of the world,

one blink, one second at a time.

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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3 Responses to One blink, one second at a time

  1. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    Another eye opener for those of you still waking up (or driving to work half asleep). Digest and enjoy. Cheers. It’s Friday!

  2. words4jp says:

    You make getting up in the morning sound so dreamy and pretty – mine has stumbling, tripping, headache, body aches (ex dancer – bad knees and back) and a stubborn pooch who will not get off the couch!! i do however feel the effects of a somewhat dreamy morning after the coffee has kicked in:)

    • Thank you! My mornings haven’t always been peaches n cream. I am a night person who is gradually warming himself up to early AM (AM = Aloof Mind). Never cared too much for coffee but I do enjoy some tea or no sugar added cocoa. My two dogs and two cats certainly provide an abrupt wake up call. Hope you are having a pleasant Friday 🙂

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