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On Vacation by James Morehead

July 2, 2011

On Vacation

by James Morehead

7:15 alarm
                  too early
fumble in mid-winter darkness
another 15 should do

7:30
                           too late to argue

turn on the light
peek through frosted windows
snow outside hides the car
passing jogger puffs rings of steam

shower
            hot watter
            hotter
dry hair
             in humid heat
wipe mirror clean
brush teeth for great breath
                                            and fewer cavities
hide new acne

snap crackle pop
                            ...no milk
toast
         ...no butter
left over pizza
                       microwave
                                        good

remember to return empties
clean kitchen
                     empty ashtrays

 what time was their flight?

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