Edward Hirsch, “Early Sunday Morning”

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Edward Hirsch, “Early Sunday Morning”

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I used to mock my father and his chums

for getting up early on Sunday morning

and drinking coffee at a local spot,

but now I’m one of those chumps.

No one cares about my old humiliations,

but they go on dragging through my sleep

like a string of empty tin cans rattling

behind an abandoned car.

It’s like this: just when you think

you have forgotten that red-haired girl

who left you stranded in a parking lot

forty years ago, you wake up

early enough to see her disappearing

around the corner of your dream

on someone else’s motorcycle,

roaring onto the highway at sunrise.

And so now I’m sitting in a dimly lit

café full of early-morning risers,

where the windows are covered in soot

and the coffee is warm and bitter.
"…I hate how I don’t feel real enough unless people are watching." — Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
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Edward Hirsch, “Early Sunday Morning”

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I love this! How true.
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Edward Hirsch, “Early Sunday Morning”

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AnneBoleyn;1430549 wrote: I love this! How true.


Thanx for reading Annie! I too thought it was quite special.
"…I hate how I don’t feel real enough unless people are watching." — Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

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