ten minutes extra

does ten minutes on the alarm do anything?
i wake
my bladder chimes in shortly after
the cats are starving
my wife moves to the shower
because it takes her longer
and i dig into that margin of comfort
just deep enough
that the alarm wrenched a second time
i want to lay in bed
i am not an early riser
excavating night owls is a sport
i throw myself into the hungry activity

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