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


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.