Early Morning Blues © 2012 by Mick Cusimano

Early Morning Blues Movie

I am a spokesman for a little known oppressed minority. We, the night people of America, demand our equal rights! The world of business and government is ruled by those ruthless tyrants who canít wait to get up at the crack of dawn.

How did these people ever get this way? Perhaps growing up milking cows at four a.m. they never learned the pleasure of sleeping in late. They never stayed up at all-night coffeehouses discussing Kerouac. These people get up before dawn on their days off to go fishing.

Their ancestors, the Puritans, burned late-sleeping people at he stake. Not only that but, they performed these executions at dawn to compound the misery.

There is no end to their sermonizing. "The early bird gets the worm!"

Go ahead early bird, rise at the crack of dawn and gather up all of the slimy, segmented invertebrates you can find. While you enjoy your rotting worm flesh breakfast Iím reaching for the snooze button.

They donít hesitate to quote Ben Franklin. "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise." Louis XIV got up early and they guillotined him. Whatís so wise about that?

Late night people have a childhood hero, Yogi Bear. "He sleeps till noon but before its dark, he steals every picnic basket that's in Jellystone Park."

Now there was a bear who knew how to live!

Itís time that we, the oppressed night people, let the early-birds who

monopolize our lives hear our collective voice!

It is time to rise up against the shackles of this unjust oppression

.............but not before noon.

Early Morning Blues Movie