Unplugged my alarm clock
I can’t get out of bed
Gave my shadow the day off
I’d rather lie here with you instead
The morning singing with traffic
And the cat’s crying to be fed
My thoughts have all been distracted
Watching sunlight dancing on your skin
A stranger to my emotions.
And then you knocked on my dream
The door to my heart you opened
You kept my secrets.
Girl you undid me.
Now daytime taps at my window
Like a child that’s been ignored
While heaven sleeps on my pillow
Newspaper lays orphaned outside the door.
On an unseasonably cool July morning in Chicago, equivalent to David Copperfield, Judge Santiago Burdon was born on a Friday. The Bronte sisters, Keats, Burns and Dickens inspired his study of English Literature. He attended Universities in the United States, London and Paris directing his focus on Victorian novels and authors. His short stories and poems have been featured in; The Remnant Leaf, Stay Weird and Keep Writing, Independent Writer's Podcast, Spillwords, The Beatnik Cowboy, Down in the Dirt Magazine, The Raven Cage, Eskimo Pie, Across The Margin, Story Pub, Scarlet Leaf Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, The Stray Branch and Anti-Heroin Chic. "Stray Dogs and Deuces Wild Cautionary Tales" the first book from Santiago was published by HST Publishing in January. He is presently engaged in finishing his book "Imitation of Myself." A non-fiction story encompassing his experiences as a drug runner for a Mexican Cartel. He celebrated his 66th birthday last July and lives modestly in Costa Rica.