571 – “6:59 AM” A Poem

6:59 AM

– Shane Koyczan

I’ve been told

that people in the army

do more by 7:00 AM

than I do

in an entire day

But if I wake

at 6:59 AM

and turn to you

to trace the outline of your lips

with mine

I will have done enough

and killed no one

in the process.

Quote Number:  256

Source: Koyczan, Shane. “6:59 AM” in Visiting Hours. Mother Media Press: Vancouver. 2006. Pg 11. Online Here.

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