2021-05-18T13:29:56-07:00May 15th, 2012|Musings on life|

The secret that sleeping people don’t know

If you are up before the sun
you look at the other people
who are also up
with camaraderie

the Chinese women doing tai-chi on the dock
like slow-motion marionettes

the jogger
not a regular
you can tell by the way he keeps looking
at his watch

the young father
texting on his phone
his baby curled up like a koala bear
under his coat

you share a secret with them
that sleeping people don’t know

just before the world gets its colour back
the trees exhale
and the air tastes
like hope

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