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Startled, I silence my alarm
Get up and feed the cat
Turn off the porch lights
Turn up the heat
Fill the teakettle and light the burner
Decide on cereal for breakfast
I cannot for the life of me
Decipher the phrase that was in my head
Just before the alarm went off:
This is the kind of test with mandolins in it.
© Mary Lee Hahn, 2012
Ed DeCaria has the Poetry Friday roundup this week at Think Kid, Think.