Five O’clock

Daily Prompt- Morning Ritual 5

A steady ritual starts at five when the sun barely shines

A somnolent rise despising time’s constant ticking prompt

Make haste, don’t be late, chop-chop, get up

I lay aestheticized

In a numbing malaise, moxie escapes traverse my mind

Til pungent aromas inspire my rise toward a closer destination

I linger, sipping dark-roast indulgence

Til time tick-tocks chop-chop

Prompting a grittier caper along steel rails

With well-tailored companions

Bumbling inaudible tidings

Consciousness buried in modern devices

Streaming a serener existence

These soul-searching moments I partake

With traveling mates

Click-clacking along dark tunnels

Arriving at dusk-to-dawn destinations

Til five when the sun barely shines and the ritual rewinds

Inversely, I arrive at a homier destination

Hoping perchance, tomorrow’s a better day



Copyright 2017 by E. Denise Billups


7 Comments Add yours

  1. Simon says:

    Tomorrow can always be better! Hope you’re having a good weekend 😊


    1. Hi Simon! I plan to do a lot of writing on my book today. I’ve been struggling with writer’s block, but hope to push through! I hope you have a great weekend!!!


  2. Dangerspouse says:

    Haha! Hope springs eternal in the commuter breast, eh? I know it all too well. Keep having them them dashed all too well, too 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I recently opt for the remote work space, no more crazy commutes. It certainly has a way of dashing one’s spirits. Thanks for the comment,! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. SamBel says:

    It feels like I was there


    1. Nine to five, I think we can all identify. Thank you! 🙂


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