Wednesday, March 14, 2012

How to Wake Up Early

maybe it was light
reflected against my glasses in the early morning
but in the mirror the pupils of my eyes
had taken a feline shape
a straight line widened slightly at the center
vertically down the middle of my irises

     i tilted my head to the side

looked again
the pupils had widened into circles
all the leonine adventure gone

     if i'd believed in the vision at first
i'd had been relieved

as it was i sighed
no shape shifting this time
another chance at a new exciting life
gone like a worn-out toothbrush

the only part of the adrenaline left
the memory of a startled look on my face

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