By SANDY ROCHELLE
I awake, coffee in hand, ready for battle.
The glint of the disappearing sun tantalizes me
And questions my motives.
The whimper of early dawn inspires me.
I am redefined by a quiet spirit that takes hold of me.
Silence surrounds me with love of the unknown.
The air exudes intelligence.
What is this life that comforts and confuses me?
Different and the same.
Sandy Rochelle is a widely published poet, a featured artist in the film Bohemia, The Life of a New York City Poet, a member of the Acting Company of Lincoln Center, host of the President's Award-winning television series On Our Own, and a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in the Spoken Word category.