The Color of Awake

A poem

Trapper Markelz

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Midjourney art generated by the author

A woodpecker wakes me up
each morning —

a faraway knock at the new horizon.

I stretch my legs
under the sheets,
look up into the still blades
of the ceiling fan,

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Trapper Markelz

Trapper Markelz (he/him) is a poet who writes from Boston, MA. His work has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Check out http://trappermarkelz.com