Getting Up Early


5000 Gallon Pond showing the urn needing repair.

I got up early today as I was going to play
and take a hike my idea of heaven
I set the alarm for six o’clock and didn’t get up when it stopped
instead lay there for an hour until seven
another hour later I jumped in my truck thinking that with luck
I might get walking before the sun threatened
I started to drive and my thoughts came alive
of the stuff at home I had abandoned
I turned around and was homeward bound
in the blink of an eye to my island
to be met at the door with dogs galore
glad about what had happened
I went out to the ponds and before very long
was working away like I bargained
cleaning this filter here and another one there
and finally into the ponds as they beckoned
where I made a repair to the waterfall’s hardware
and set the urn back so emboldened
hoping this time things will stay in line
and the problems forever will be solven.

I can hike tomorrow…

Written 8/30/2019