after a week
of 4:15am door scratching
and sad little whines
it’s not the dog i feel sorry for
my eye lids have magnets sewn in
to click in with my metallic cheek bones
today i lost my watch with the flat battery
so couldn’t get it repaired.
Later I found it on my wrist.
at least the hoot of laughter
woke me up
and for a few seconds
my brain was clear enough to know
that I was a complete idiot.