Wednesday, February 13, 2008


I woke up a little earlier than usual yesterday. I glanced at the clock, and it read:
I usually like to be out of bed between 5 and 6 AM, but waking up before my alarm at 5 is unusual. It has happened before, though.

I fumbled in the dark while still lying in bed and flicked on my desk lamp. I grabbed a piece of loose-leaf paper from the stack I keep handy on my desk, and a pen from my aluminum can/pen holder labeled Allen's Sunshine Cut Italian Green Beans.

Still lying in bed, I scribbled out a poem. I was finished by 5:00.

Immediately thereafter, I got out of bed and tied about 800 knots on my castnet.

After my fingers were warn raw by the monofilament fishing line, I made a pot of grits and read the newspaper.

All before nearly everybody else my age even thought about getting out of bed.

The morning is the best time of the day. I don't know why so many people choose to miss it.

Poem posted next week!


Anonymous said...

Hello HT I really think that your being an early riser is in your genes. What do you think? I am never awake after 5 A.M. Most beautiful time of the day.Can't wait to read your new poem.

Paintsmh said...

I have to admit you even beat me up and out today. But I am sick, and sleeping felt sooo good today. Granted tomorrow I have to be up by five. Sigh. Can't wait to read the poem...And I hope the hammer helps! lol

Floridacracker said...

Wow, you were productive!
I agree about the morning being best.

Anonymous said...

hello HT I sure made a big mistake I am never ASLEEP after 5 A.M. Still say it is in your Genes Bye bye Keep on writing I am enjoying it.

Hurricane Teen said...

grams - Your place is especially nice in the morning. I don't know why.

paint - Get well soon!! You are probably already well...oh well...I hope your recovery was quick!

FC - I am most productive in the morning when my mind is fresh...Then things start to go downhill.