The Glory of the Morning

by G.M. Hakim

Sunlight bursts through my window, revealing the true glory of the morning. Birds twitter on my balcony, and I can hear the rustling of leaves as they perch and then speed off in search of breakfast. The grey-blue morning haze dissipates more each second, as the sun climbs further up the sky. Eric Clapton wails out a doleful blues tune on my radio. But there is no crackling of bacon or sizzling of eggs on the stove in the other room. It's a Monday, and I'm late for work.


G.M. Hakim is a middle school English, Journalism, and Drama teacher who is starting to find time to write again. Inspired by Six Sentences, he started two blogs in 2008: Five Word Monologues and If A, Then B.