Being Up


caught a cross-town
there’s this Mrs W
must be hittin 80 yrs
up with th’birds
@ the bus 7:30 a.m.
u gotta wonder
what she’s doing up
why be up if you don’t have to?
Mrs W has places to be
whereas, let’s face it
folks like u & me
R mostly runnin late
Mrs W chats up strangers
as if the world’s a-ok
as if she’s on a mission
I’m an eternal optimist
she says. everyone grumpy
about changes in weather
Simpson-esque world
they’re thinkin ‘cr-zy person’
but i’m liking this
living. just being ‘up’


© 2015 S.Michaels
Brown Paper Bag


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