On waking up, having been sleeping with myself.

Nine children in the bed
when I woke,
in various stages of rest and unrest,
growth and hormonal experimentation.
(You’d think nature would have
perfected it by now. But she’s only a mother
afterall.)

Each of these nine children,
soon to be young men,
some too soon,
faces dulled and blurred,
ambiguous and angry.
Despite that I knew
that everyone of them
was me. I alighted
with a quiet gasp and slipped away
leaving myself behind
nine of mine,
they slept
and slept
and slept.

Note: This is an exercise I found on this guy’s blog. It’s called Three Word Wednesday. He chooses 3 words and you write something containing them.
These three were Ambiguous, Nine and Slept. It’s meant to be on Wednesdays I know but I’m a do-your-own-thing, rebelious kinda guy :]

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5 thoughts on “On waking up, having been sleeping with myself.

  1. I don’t believe I missed this!!

    “I alighted
    with a quiet gasp and slipped away
    leaving myself behind
    nine of mine,
    they slept
    and slept”

    I like the overall effect but the above lines are like some kind of song!

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