I Wake Today
 
 


by Kenn Nesbitt
 
   
I wake today,
get out of bed,
then stretch and yawn
and scratch my head.

 

I find my clothes.
I pull them on.
I wonder where
my homework’s gone.

 

I grab a breakfast
bar for fuel,
and hoist my pack
and head to school.

 

When I arrive
I’m truly shocked.
The lights are off.
The door is locked.

 

I check my watch.
It’s me, not them.
I woke too soon.
It’s 4:00 A.M.

 

Text © Kenn Nesbitt, published by Meadowbrook Press.

Illustration © Mike Gordon.

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