Press ‘Play’ on Eye of the Tiger
by Hanna Thomas Uose
Drop out of bed, roll
to the bathroom, wash
away regrets. Crawl
down the hallway on
your elbows (kneepads essential).
Reply to five emails:
Now drop and give me twenty,
check your phone – he
has not replied – no matter.
Plunge your fingers into paint,
drag the tips across your cheeks.
You are ready. Pick up the pencil
or the notebook or the brush.