I wake up early and get up without pressing snooze.
Not even once.
I shower and shave, and splash on pleasant scents.
Picking up the International Herald Tribune off the steps I slip out the door,
I am a working man.

My dress pants are too short exposing my dress socks,
highlighting the fact I’m wearing sneakers.
The pedal fell off my bicycle. I take too many breaks.
The transition to office-working businessman is bumpy.
But paved with good intentions.