Morning dread

book 15

Reflecting light

     burning so white

breaks softly applied

     to gentle stop


shifter is grasped

     and clicks into park

break is released

     and turn off the lights


ignition turned off

     and radio left on

slump down in the seat

     and watching the clock


seconds flow by

     as time flees away

till I must go in

     for another day


always the last

     to punch in the clock

always the last

     to enter in


sometimes the days

     and hours rushed by

yet often still

     minutes drag by


always the same

     for too many years

wondering just when

     and how it will end


last to clock out

     and walk away

dreading again

     the coming day






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