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time after time

muscles of the clock
shook me awake, as i neared
the slim margin between dusk
and dawn, having slipped
up - intensity of dread —
soft sunlight alarms the blinds.

i attempt to rise,
entangled in shifting sheets.
dripping sweat from every pore,
my feet meet the floor
and i race to the shower. . .
precariously washing.

hair still soaking wet,
i shift into drive posthaste,
find the highway and i race.
suddenly i slide
to a stop, as the clock stands
in my way, then wakes me up.

7/16/2019
Fives and Sevens Poetry Contest
Sponsor - Joseph May
Picture 4

*Time after time - repeatedly 


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Date: 7/22/2019 10:24:00 AM
My congratulations for your win. Hugs.
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Date: 7/22/2019 9:02:00 AM
I love the ending! Congrrats on your win Kim.
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Date: 7/22/2019 5:17:00 AM
- Luckily ... just a dream - Congratulations on your wonderful win, Kim :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/22/2019 6:32:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise! Hugs!
Date: 7/21/2019 4:10:00 PM
Your poem has a very clever ending Kim! I love the internal rhyme. Congratulations on your deserving top win! Excellent work! : ) xxoo
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/22/2019 6:32:00 AM
Thanks so much, Connie!
Date: 7/21/2019 2:42:00 PM
This was really ingenious, and you sure had me going---'till I was stopped by the clock! Congrats on your win in the contest, Kim. :) gw
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/22/2019 6:32:00 AM
Thank you, Gershon!
Date: 7/21/2019 2:30:00 PM
"Awakened by the roadblock that alarms!..Congrats on your win Kim..
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/22/2019 6:30:00 AM
Thank you, Joseph,
Date: 7/21/2019 2:27:00 PM
Lovely sweat and drive, Kim. Golden congrats)
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/22/2019 6:30:00 AM
Thank you, Kurt!
Date: 7/18/2019 11:03:00 AM
Kim, what a dream/nightmare. You words are so descriptive making the reader experience it, as if they were there. Well done. Best wishes Warren
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/18/2019 1:18:00 PM
Thank you, dear Warren!
Date: 7/16/2019 3:14:00 PM
reminds of doing shift work...one night i went to work 'sleepwalking' and got sent home...drove both ways, really : /
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2019 3:16:00 PM
LOL! I worked shifts back in my Navy days! Definitely messes with your head!
Date: 7/16/2019 1:09:00 PM
Love the ending, so clever considered the picture. Related all the way through - I think you did a great and entertaining job for this contest, Kim. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2019 1:12:00 PM
Thanks so much CayCay!
Date: 7/16/2019 11:19:00 AM
The nightmare ends, sigh of relief, good luck. Tom.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2019 1:05:00 PM
Thank you, Tom!
Date: 7/16/2019 10:35:00 AM
That was quite a nightmare Kim. Hugs.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2019 1:04:00 PM
Right?! Hugs...Kim
Date: 7/16/2019 8:33:00 AM
I enjoyed this too...All the best Kim...
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2019 1:04:00 PM
Thank you, Arturo!
Date: 7/16/2019 7:28:00 AM
You write angst very well, these a very deep chokas...
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 7/16/2019 1:04:00 PM
Thank you, my friend!