Morera Johnson teaches composition and literature at a technical
college in Georgia, and consults and writes about trends in
post-secondary education. She serves on the Board of Directors of the
Star Quest Production Network (sqpn.com) and co-hosts Catholic Weekend, a weekly current events podcast.
Aubade at Half-Past Six on a Cold Winter Morning
Dawn’s first light shivers
through half-opened blinds,
creating new patterns
on our old blanket.
The rise and fall of your chest
tethers me to the moment
tighter than the memory
of your warm embrace.
I get up anyway
and make the coffee.