Sunrise in the Parking Lot

While my fat indoor cat hunts crickets,
I stand barefoot on the concrete.

A reluctant,
ruffled witness
to the world beginning
yet again.

Cotton batten clouds
stretched thin to gauze

pastel promises.

There's something
worth being awake to today.

Previously published at

Shannon Coelho

Shannon Coelho

Shannon Coelho

Shannon Coelho is a Canadian raised in the frigid climes of the Yukon Territory, living in Austin, Texas, where she's traded shivering for sweating. She copes by drinking too much tea, forcing snuggles on her cat, and writing.

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