I woke up this morning with all my
nanoseconds whizzing by—
spiraling, they broke their exit
disarrayed my sky.

Each now and now and now
seemed a face, flash color,
many worlds. I could not sense
place of start or stopping.

The morning sun peeped blue curtains.
I tried my normal breath, felt
heartbeat, wiggled foot.

My dog, he stretched and bumped
the bedframe with his chest.

Against my fear I pushed
messages of love.

I thanked change and time.

Rather than elsewhere, I was here.
Instead of dead, alive.