I fell asleep with my glasses on last night
Trying to read, I guess.
I woke before the sun and couldn’t find my glasses.
They were nowhere.
I can’t see without my glasses.
I got on the floor, aimed the light from my phone, tried to catch a glimmer of an edge or a lens-
Tried to ignore the dust under the bed.
Finally I gave up and just stayed there for a bit
On the floor, with my head on my hands.
Awhile later I got up and found them on the other edge of my bed, neatly folded, waiting.
But I had already wondered —
What does it
to start the last real day of summer
with your hands as pillows
on the floor
waiting in the dark?