When I am Well

Written By Rosie Reyes

my bed will be made

and my sheets tucked

 

my clothes will be washed

and neatly folded

 

i will open my window

to hear the birds

 

the room will brim

with daylight

 

the room will brim

with daylight

 

and i will be awake

to see the sun rise

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my bed is overslept in

and the sheets are

wearing down and

 

my clothes are in piles

at the foot of my bed,

spilling onto my floor

 

to join more piles of clothes

and unopened credit card

bills and books and shoes

 

my blinds are open

and the streetlights

cast ghostly shadows

 

on my floor

where thousands

of things lay



 

and i am in the center of it all

afraid my room

 

will never be clean.