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Morning Alarm

By John I. Blair

Once more the beep
Of the morning alarm
Wakes me at six,

Reminds me itís time
For pills again,
Draining my bladder,

First feeding ferals
On the floodlit patio,
Filling the outside water bowl

Then the inside one
Where my indoor cats
Slake their indoor thirst,

Topping their own food,
Checking my soul for loss and pain,
Yawning wide, then back to sleep.

©2020 John I. Blair, 7/21/2020

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