Round things in morning minds

Circularity is a fine quality in a mirror

Morning minds in the round

I'm not ADHD nor
very neurotic nor synaesthetic
but still I am different
I'm me

We're all on a spectrum
somewhere in the jungle
dot dot dot XYZ

Our minds in the morning
go cycling on tracks
old and new. For you
it's appointments or friends

or Javelin anti-tank missiles
or football or God
or a suitable rhyme 
for Ukraine.

Floating in my morning mind   
are round things like raisins
and waltzes and moons
and te reo.

Rounds. Spheres. Curves.
Circles. Mounds.
Orbs. Globes. Ovals. 

blurry photo of full moon setting over  a hill and a city
Full moon setting on Easter Day: blurry photo of a big round thing
Photo of a small blue and white bowl, base of a stove-top coffee maker with coffee in, and the bottom of an electric jug
Bowl, jug, and a dome of coffee

Are these photos downloading fast enough for you? If not, I can compress them.

Photo of two toilet rolls in a basket
Toilet rolls in a basket staring up at me
Round tray with green felt mat. On it, a plate with pieces of hot cross bun and a small cup of coffee
Culmination of early morning activities: coffee and hot cross buns

Enjoy your morning mind! It’s a gift.

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photo of dark brown cat with golden eyes walking past a pair of purple gumboots
More round and curvy things: cat’s eyes and gumboots

19 thoughts on “Round things in morning minds

  1. Great poem! & pics to go with. Happy Easter Rachel (there’s even some rounds and ovals in those words.)

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      There are indeed! Happy Easter to you too

  2. I enjoyed your circular thoughts and photos. What a whirl!

    Happy Easter!

  3. I so agree; the morning mind is fresh and clear before the outside world impinges.

  4. judithhb says:

    I love your morning mind. Mine goes to Morning Pages and then emails. Not many round things.

  5. The photos opened quickly for me, Rachel. I like that idea, that we’re all somewhere on a spectrum:)

  6. Love those gumboots and those round ideas XX

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Round and arou d and around they go

  7. Alan Ralph says:

    Happy Easter, Rachel. 🙂

    My morning mind is usually going “what the frack made me dream that??” at first, followed by “what day is it today?” (Alas, I’m only too aware of who the Prime Minister is…)

    Then I’ll do a few puzzle games on my phone to get my brain cells working, peek at email and notifications, and eventually force myself out of bed.

    I smiled when I saw you have an espresso pot! We have a family of those in a cupboard, different sizes according to how many people require coffee. I’m the black sheep of the family, however, in preferring tea to coffee.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Sounds like you have a very comfortable start to your day

  8. I may get around to commenting when I’ve squared my thoughts!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      You’ll need to line up.

      1. I’ll amuse myself by playing the triangle!

  9. Lillie says:

    This thought train has me spinning! Happy Easter!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    What is Ursula thinking in that picture? She definitely seems to have an opinion. Had she had her breakfast yet?

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Our telepathic bond has been corrupted so I can only guess. Maybe she is hoping for a second breakfast, poor dear.

  11. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    Loved the poem and the photos 🙂 Thank you.

  12. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    So many rounds in our life.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Another nice little pun 🙂

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