I Could Lie Awake

When nightfall becomes apparent

I could lie awake

Hopeful, wistful, clearly drawn

By life’s little choices


I might

Watch a movie

Read a book

Notice an argument

Quiet in my repose

While the world continues to evolve

Wondering just how far

The mind will reach


This moment

This hour

On this day


What is it that becomes any different

Triggers a response

A dead celebrity

A notion in the mind

What drives our lives

To be hopeful to train our souls to recognize

The mind

Just as it is now in the moment

That is the now

That now

The immediacy of our lives

Is the NOW


I could lie awake

And feel less compelled

To apologize

Than when I lay asleep