Peel and Stick Days

peeling away yesterday
I am still groggy
the day is muted gray
and tastes sour
stumbling out of bed
trying to clean the muted tones
from the corner of my eyes
boredom gathers like sleep
and I find myself picking at frayed edges
routine, this is how I see routine
a step by step manual
constantly on repeat
spontaneity rumbles under my skin
the urge to run
stumble over electricity, rattle me awake
some days I feel like I never wake up
hovering in a loop, running slowly and slowly
so now I am on a countdown
for when I will snap away
spiral out of control
spin around and around so fast
that color bursts through
we all unravel
we all
fall apart
and a few of us
chase after our shattered pieces
and others
just learn to sew
stitching time until it makes
the perfect crossed stitch heart


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