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Carol J Phipps

Four A.M. Alert

The moon is high in the western sky
But a hint of dawn pales the east.
I turn up the collar of my robe against the
Coolness of the morning and once more
ponder the punctuality of the urge that
awakens me in the early hours.

Faithful Venus, like a single spark from
the embering moon, is the only visible star.
Lights are on in the apartments of the old.
The body reminds us of our mortality,
waking us after too few hours of sleep
as if to say, make the most of the time left.

—Elaine Parkin Akin

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Joyce Oliver 27-Aug-2018 21:41
Is THAT why I wake up in the middle of the night? And is THAT why my bladder wakes me up? :) I will definitely think differently about my mid night awakenings now! Thanks for a new way of thinking!
Nancy Gall-Clayton 27-Aug-2018 20:57
Incredible photograph! Wonderful advice from Venus!
Karen 23-Jul-2018 02:46
Excellent, expressive
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