Poems inspired by last week’s sunrise outings

Morning Routine

No matter what time you wake up you feel like you should sleep more
It is best to ignore that feeling as early as possible
And greet the rising sun or the lifting fog
Even as the sand is in your eyes let sand sift between your toes
Or the pavement feel your footprint pounding a slow erosion

No matter how many excuses you make to stay in bed
It is best to face the day with eyes wide and waking
And trade dreams half-remembered for memories
Even the hours stretch longer when you flex muscles earlier
Order is better retained with a waking morning routine

People by the Sea at Sunrise

She rides wears bright pink shorts and a tank top even when it’s not quite 70 while riding her bike
He runs down the stairs and parallel to the waves somewhat erratically with unathletic shoes
They have a tripod, one of five, trained eyes on the daily wonder of that fire on the horizon
We yawn as the glowing, blazing sphere ascends and waves crash on the beach
And the teenagers with their iPhones prepped for sunrise selfies

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