Alarm Clock

Adrift on dreamy clouds of joy
In lands of peace and charm,
Rainbows, daffodils, and then...
ALARM, ALARM, ALARM!

Where is this? Who am I?
Why? What? When? Who’s there?
What maniac is screaming...
BEWARE, BEWARE, BEWARE!

Didn’t I just go to bed?
It surely can’t be morning.
This must be a nightmare chanting
WARNING, WARNING, WARNING?

Darkness! Dreamland! Come again!
Morning, be gone! Away!
Yes... Okay... I get it!
DAY, DAY, DAY, DAY, DAY!

Time is clocking in with horrors,
Paranoid and manic.
Terror-troubled tocsins trumpet
PANIC, PANIC, PANIC!

Very well... You win. It’s day:
As usual, I lose.
Now where’s that goddamn button?
I’ll SNOOZE, I’ll snooze, I’ll snooze.