You know… (a poem)

The November 21st prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to ‘[w]rite a poem to the “You”.’ (I didn’t get to the part about using three of my favorite words, or lots of words with an “oo” sound, though.)

I
You know that feeling you get
when you stretch for the first time after you wake up?
You know, that yummy, fuzzy feeling
where you’re no longer asleep
but not yet fully awake?

You know, I like to hang on to that feeling
that yummy, fuzzy feeling
for as long as I possibly can
before sweeping the blankets aside
to start the new day

II
You know that feeling you get
when it’s all brand new and everything seems bright?
You know, that happy, dizzy feeling
when love is brand new
and nothing can go wrong?

You know, I like to hang on to that feeling
that happy, dizzy feeling
for as long as I possibly can
before the newness fades
and something goes wrong

III
You know that feeling you get
when everything is in front of you and full of possibility?
You know, that shiny, sparkling feeling
where you’re daring and fearless
and the world is yours for the taking?

You know, I tried to hang on to that feeling
that shiny, sparkling feeling
for as long as I possibly could
before the world wore me down
and times turned tough

IV
You know that feeling you get
when you’re clawing your way back from a difficult place?
You know, that tired, terrible feeling
where it’s all an uphill struggle
that seems to go on without end?

I hate that feeling

(22 November 2014)