The Day Gets Away

by Michael Neal Morris

You eat whatever is close at hand for breakfast. After some time, you realize you forgot your coffee and gulp it down cold. Before you can get your mind on work, you are on the pot and giving Words with Friends all your creative energy.

Now you need a nap. Did you take your meds? At this point, do you care? For some reason you hate your doctor, so want to punish him. Sleep would be almost divine, and it would serve the doc right if you got fired.

You turn on the TV. You watch CNN and don’t cry.

Michael Neal Morris’ most recent books are Based on Imaginary Events, Release and Haiku, Etc. He is a regular contributor to the blog Two Cents On and posts almost daily to This Blue Monk. He lives with his family just outside the Dallas area and teaches Composition and Creative Writing at Dallas College.