I woke up early, yes, I did.
I shook my head and rubbed my lids.
Teeth were brushed and Grape Nuts ate;
I browsed the newspaper for this date.
Today's first reading won't be my last:
I hopped my bike to catch the bus fast.
Read The Jumbies by Traci Baptiste
as mass transit moved me west to east.
At school, Brown Girl Dreaming, The Odyssey--
Turns out I'm reading 'cross the county.