64. Sing a New Song: Take a popular song off the radio and rewrite it as a poem in your own words.ThinkWritten.com
The following has nothing to do with a popular song on the radio. But this is what the prompt made me think of.
The alarm goes off but I hit snooze.
I want to go back to sleep but my bladder’s too full.
Might as well get up.
I stretch out the stiffness, coax my body to life.
I tiptoe to the bathroom–
Trying not to wake the boys.
Please let them sleep a little longer, I think.
After a splash of cold water on the face
Autopilot kicks in.
Monday. Right. Change the sheets.
I strip the bed, change our sheets,
Moving mechanically through the process.
My mind is far away.
Not sure where, really.
Then, I’m staring in bewilderment
At an empty laundry basket.
It was full last night… Where did the…?
Then it dawns on me.
Where is my husband?
He’s usually up before me.
I think back and remember:
After my alarm:
A quick kiss and Buenos días.
Clattering in the kitchen downstairs.
Water filling in the washer.
He comes upstairs.
The fog has finally cleared from my brain.
Hola, he says. I’ve started the chores.
Figured we’d kick-start the day.
It can be such a bitch.
But not this Monday.