morning radio. arrgh. unwelcomed news. bleak news. war in some part of the world. disaster. tragedy. disease. politics. off with the fucking thing. morning eyes. open. close. spinning. was that a dream. a nightmare. can’t remember. morning erection. no explanation. total mystery. mind of its own. morning drool. morning piss. back into bed. what’s on the agenda. morning tongue. coated. cotton mouth. morning breath. no sex. brush teeth. listerine. morning face. stuffy nose. runny nose. morning muscles. joints. cramped. stiff. sore. aches. morning hair. matted. spiked. all directions. morning stumble. into shower. out of shower. toward the cure. morning coffee.

Jim Woessner’s writings have appeared in the Blue Collar Review, The Daily Drunk, Close to the Bone, and elsewhere. He has an MFA in Creative Writing (whoopty doo) from Bennington College, and he works as a visual artist and writer living on the water in Sausalito, California.

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