late for work

i wake up late for work
which is not
the usual
but the clock didn’t go off
its appointed time.
shower.
dress up.
brew the coffee.
hazelnut.
one more sip and a promise
the day will turn out
just fine
for you are gone
that’s pretty plain to see
and i don’t know if i can go on
without you
beside me
but you and i always knew
you had to leave
eventually
so you can do your thing
this time without me.
turn the key.
rev the engine.
step on the gas.
no more objections.