Eclectic hour of waking
given meaning by
Called forth sleeper from slumber:
the world claims you, defines the hours of your breathing.
Things line themselves up
begging for completion.
Cacophony of demands.
Screaming voices in the mind.
A new count of the hours begins.
Much as the last counting —
these moments so disturbing
define the truth after your dreaming.
Marissa Mullins, written December 2000