October 24


Poetry: Breakfast

By Odyssa

October 24, 2022

6 in the morning, 21 degrees 

another morning in Hanoi puts me at ease.

Scrambled eggs, fried rice, 

20-minute yoga I roll the dice

Back to sleep? Back to bed? 

Back to dreaming? I get up instead

On my motorbike - alleys and markets pass

Heart flutters with sights but I need to get to class!

Coffee Shop in Hanoi

Pho Nui Cafe, Cau Giay, Hanoi.

Time goes by

without my permission

I just got older by a day

Truth needs no admission

The day has began

I catch it without fear

One blink and it’s over

Today is now and here.

More of my poems here.


About the author

Odyssa is a writer from the Philippines. She is the author of Like A New Sun Rising: A Collection of Poems on Love. When not working or writing at home, she's out walking their dogs. She enjoys traveling, practices yoga, gets lost in books and Korean drama. To her, making time for a daily practice or ritual is the best gift to one's self.

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