The Clouds

Motion, the sun, strong coffee
each of these reasons 
commits seasonal treason
convincing the mind
of terrible binds
where I wonder at how
this prominent now
could barely get by
on couches half lie
the beginning of a book
that I started to read
after perhaps writing, look
I've already fed, seeds
have been scattered and lines
are on platters
but I won't eat any 
more than my share
for it's on a dare
that making it go
might warm up my slow
and let the sky do gray
while stretching to day.