Morning Sounds on a Day Off
Some repetitive bird calls, punctuated by crows.
Closer in, my wife sketching icons
across the table, pen going back and forth
on rough paper. Two cats breathing
still closer on the table by my open book.
When I open my eyes all sounds disappear.
Except the old wall clock ticking, ticking
which I hear even where there are no clocks.
I am captured by this special atmosphere that you have created.
I like that turn at the end, in the last line.