5:00 am

That’s the time that I have been waking up for a little over a week now, except for Sunday. I wake up at that unholy hour just so I can get to work at 8 am. I need more time than most people for getting ready to go to work. And that’s because I like to be online, read some sports news and scores, read a few pages of a novel. Chat with someone online. The two hours go by slowly.

I typed in waking up at 5 am, it’s more like being waken up by my cell phone alarm at 5 am. Then I stop the alarm and try to get my bearings as I search for my glasses on the table and switch on the light in my room. I then make my way to the wash basin to wash my face and then brush my teeth. I then make a cup of strong black coffee and come back to my room and switch the computer on and check the latest sports scores & news. By that time, it’s 5:15 am and that song by Mark Knopfler plays in my head.

This is also the loneliest time of the day for me. I get reminded that I am single with no scope in sight for the near future. Reminds me that I have not reached anywhere where I wanted to be at 31. What I thought I would be at 31 when I was much younger. Times don’t get any lonelier than this. Oh yeah, time to get ready for work.

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