A Prompt Perhaps

I wake up in the midnights
sit on the bed for a while
” have not  completed the homework,”
I cry.

“What did I not finish?”
interrogation follows.
Struggle to recollect.
I fail.

“How can I?” It is
decades since, I graduated from school
or college whatever might be.
I smile.

The unfinished duties
show up in my dream.
Perhaps a reason, a signal
forcing me to accomplish.

The days fly. Time waits for none.
I understand. Now resolve
to fulfill the commitments.
Hope, I do.