5:26 a.m.

5:26 a.m.

by Debbie Feller


She awakes and asks
if I’m breathing
and could I stop.

It’s too loud.

I try to go back to sleep
without breathing
until 5:33 a.m.

when she asks
if it’s the wind
that keeps waking her

or is my mouth
open again.


-Refers from “knobs are open mouths” from the poem As I think of ways to pray by Theresa Senato Edwards.

  1. Debbie, I loved this poem the first time I saw it — and still do. Will think about it often in the middle of the night 🙂

  2. Theresa Senato Edwards

    Debbie,
    Thanks for being inspired by a phrase from my poem. Enjoyed yours!
    Peace,
    Theresa

  3. Rose . . please keep breathing, however loudly though, okay? 🙂 Thank you for always encouraging me and helping me!
    Theresa . . .you are so welcome. I feel your poem needs something more substantial than this though! ha! I love your poems!

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