Treasure Island

Stephen Loomes

(21ST JUNE 1950 / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA)

When I Wake Up


When I wake up I have a dazed pee
And wander out to make a cup of tea
While the kettle boils, I lean on the sink
A little stunned I wait for my brain to think
I can stare at nothing for minutes; I am inert
Just looking out at nothing
I am sure it doesn't hurt
And then the kettle bubbles
I put tea into the pot
Turn on the radio for the days' troubles
Then wish that I had not.
I wish peace on earth for all out there
If only my power to grant it
Was equal to my care.

Submitted: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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