Wake to the beep of some electronic timer.
Pretend to be happy and walk to the bathroom.
Hide on the toilet for half an hour.
Shower under hot water in a tiny glass room with soap.
Pretend that this is normal.
Dress in clothes that someone else’s hands sewed.
Shod feet in shoes made by people far away.
At least this is like life at home
Boil filtered water from a tap.
Pour over coffee from the South.
Silently thank god there is coffee here.
Read the newest news on paper tossed against the door before dawn.
Ignore the cameras watching this homage to “normal” life.