New poetry by Fazeela Jiwa: Mama’s Routine

4 A.M: Awaken. Move slowly to preserve the dream. When it fades, sit up. Meditate on one word for one hour.

5 A.M: Exercise. If bones crack during yoga, use the elliptical first.

6 A.M: Wash, after listening for son’s truck to rumble alive and leave for the day. Bless his inherited armour skin.

7 A.M: Recite first prayer — not according to the inconstant dawn of here but of home, where the staunch sun rises at the same time each day.

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