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Things an Alarm Clock Doesn't Know
It has hands and a face
and a brain of sorts
but an alarm clock doesn't know
that you're still tired
that you are having the best dream ever
when it begins its routine shrieking
It doesn't know or care
that you had a good reason
for staying up too late
tending a sick child
working on a report for school
reading a book that could not be put down
An alarm clock only does
what it has been told to do
by the pushing of a button:
When it's time, make noise
make lots of noise
until someone orders you not to
She thought about just giving up on
the idea of going to the party, but
when she considered alternatives ...
Everyone agreed about where the wall came from. It was what was left of an old grocery store...
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