Saturday, April 12, 2008

Morning for Beginners

At 5:30 am
I’m up.
I do this sporadically, waking up at odd hours to get exercise.
Usually I’d rather be coaxed by the warmth of sleep
but I put my Adidas on and start jogging
on the side of the road in between streetlights
I’m hit by balmy darkness

between houses I see pinkish goldenrod
in slits
making its way up through the ocean
each stripe like an exaggerated ray

the crackling gravel makes my feet slide, slightly,
scraping ground with their rubber soles
my senses are awake

How do we get to these places?
running through muggy winds
on a slow pace
watching suns rise on the side?

I feel the sleep that
rests over Laie, softly
like tides that fall back on the sand
while composing into our shore
unread verses of slopes and foam.

4 comments:

Damaris said...

love your new layout. Where did you get the illustration? I'm stoked on the music. People seem to like the music on my blog. They could care less about the recipes.

Ephraim said...

melinda says: i love the new layout too. that's so oregon! wow. reminiscing. we also like the moldy peaches song. it's really cool. ephraim said we could perform it together because we wouldn't have to sound very good.
anyway, i've been getting up "early" to exercise, like 6 or 6:30, but it seems the whole island is up already. school kids are catching the bus, everyone's driving to work, students are coming to college. i still think it's still the middle of the night, but apparently that's just the lie we tell ella and isaac to get another half hour of sleep.

Mariko said...

Yeah. I knew my blog was looking really lame lately, but I didn't want to take the time to change it. The picture is a stock picture that came with the computer. HA HA! I'm totally too lazy to find something. I'd prefer one that was a little smaller, but oh well.
I linked to the music site Da used to get the music. I think it's a cool idea, although I always have to turn it off when I get on Da's site because it's so late at night and would wake Amaya up, so I hardly ever get to hear it.

Damaris said...

you can make the setting on the music so that it only starts when people want it to. It doesn't have to start up right away. let me know if you want me to show you how.