19 August 2009

Centre Of Things


6am – the coffee kicks in
backfiring brain cells grope
and for a treasonous moment
growing awareness fades

even the dogs know
argue a piece of imagined territory
a boot as a coveted
sleeping companion

freshness flows through
in a breeze laden with soft
innuendo, it is the DO moment
GO rings brazenly

but I listen to the heartbeat
of it – staid, sober – all I want
is to sit quietly here, contemplate
the centre of things
© 3 July 2009, I. D. Carswell