What is it

that causes us

to arise each day

Is it the sun so bright

the sky so blue

But, what of grey sky days

is it simply the alarm’s sound

Could it be the song of birds

or is it things on the mind

such as chores in wait

Maybe it’s the hope

of  seeing a smile

trying something new

making something right

a dream ends; perhaps, not

but after opening our eyes

somehow in body or mind

we arise, we arise, we arise