8 a.m. and I am filled with hatred.
How do you get there so early?
Years of carving the grooves deeper
so it’s easy to slip in,
harder and harder to crawl out.
Decades of denial,
dismissal, discounting.
Is that where the expression
dising comes from?
I don’t know,
not my age group or culture.
Mine is here with the hatred
at 8 a.m. in the morning.