Is seven AM even a time of day?
It should be illegal to be awake right then.
I think I'll sleep in, because unconscious me
Is a service to our fellow man.
But the demented alarm clock awakes
It screams and blares and shouts.
"YOU'VE SLEPT FOREVER! GET SOME CORNFLAKES!"
And I tumble out of bed and throw that dang thing out.
It's Monday and it's freezing.
Time to walk to school.
I'm cold and tired and sleepless.
December air is cruel.
Then I reach the prison.
That's not what I meant to say.
I meant I reached the school fence.
They're the same anyway.
Then the alarm clock beeps AGAIN.
I wake up so confused.
But I realize that it's all a dream!
I had a nightmare about school.