Self-Chivalry

006e25d5f93c5908e9295c648d9e7d94by Stefon Napier13 Nov 2014

I wake to mornings of my own design
because I pray.
There is no fire escape in my night dreams
so either they go well or I fall into a disturbed
blackness and only then do I succumb to reality.

It does not do to invade the mornings in this way
and so I wake politely and pray so that though it is just
dawn, God does not take back the day.