Waking up early

Isn’t always easy.

This morning

I am transfixed

By the tiniest

Yellow sliver of a moon.

It is so ephemeral

That it will be invisible 

In a few short minutes

After the sun rises.

Is it that it is

So low in the sky?

Its distinctive and unusual colour?

Or the fact that it is both ordinary

And extraordinary

All at once?

But it snaps me awake

Eyes wide.

As my brain struggles 

To name it,

I feel


For this grace

As I start my day.

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