Friday, November 4, 2011

That Time of Day


Something tugs at me and I push back, not wanting to leave this lovely warm place. I slow my breath and duck my head, moving deeper into safety, sheets and blankets forming a perfect cocoon around me. With a sigh I sink back into the sea of dreams, that place with no affiliation to the jagged terrain of day world. My mind rests peacefully below the waves of awake, my body floats quietly with contented ease. One limb stretched, another bent, hands limp not clenched. There is languor in mind and body; we’re all on the same page. This is the sweet surrender of sleep and here I want to stay.

A noise or motion, slant of sunlight through the blinds, rain against the window pierces my muted ocean world. Night mind stops, looks longingly backwards at the ephemeral scenes of dreams but day mind breaks the surface and like a shock of icy air takes over. Eyes blink, mental gears grind edgy, sharp, and I’m thrust onto the roundabout of anxiety. Pushing further under the covers is futile, they tangle and push back, slide off. It’s 8:00am and the day has begun.



This piece is a response to a prompt from Red Writing Hood: This week I want you to take me to your version of 8:00 -AM or PM, fiction or creative nonfiction- in 200 words or less.

Write On Edge: Red-Writing-Hood

6 comments:

idiosyncraticeye said...

Great description. :)

jenny said...

Love the line "below the waves of awake." Such a great image to describe a feeling we all know too well! :)

shelton keys dunning said...

This is my morning, every morning. I love that you're in my mind without knowing. Fantastic!

logyexpress.com said...

I can totally relate to this. I never want to get out of bed. The other morning I hit snooze 19 times. Not my best moment. I love so much about this. I love the cocoon line. When it's cold and/or rainy I often say I want to cocoon.

Galit Breen said...

Such lovely, poetic language! You so describe the lure of sleep, and the necessity of awake!

asampler said...

Beautiful. I was right there, be lulled into that drifting world.

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