Jejudo, South Korea
I woke up this morning
much like I do every other morning.
--My first thought was the Beatles, but isn't there another problem here? It seems clear that you want the 'other' to stress all the other mornings but it can be read as "I woke up today like I do every other day, not everyday" so you're saying that on some days you don't wake up. I think you should clear this up or, and this may be the more interesting approach, write a poem where you only wake up every other day.
We talked on the phone for nearly an hour
and I walked upstairs to pee.
--I find these next three sentences jarring (that has already been talked about) but my problem is that you need more details, not less. You've set up a mood in the first two lines -- lethargic, routine, mundane -- but here, for no discernible reason, you seem to be breaking it with words like 'pee'. I like the 'walked upstairs'. Most sleep upstairs and move down -- this is an interesting metaphor here if you wanted to play with it a bit more.
My dog greeted me with her
pink mushroom-shaped nose
stuck against my cheek.
--Okay, but I think you can make the dog live a little bit more with the reader. Give us more, this seems too stark again for the mood you've set up.
There was a blue light in the bathroom;
sunlight reflected from the snow.
--Instead of describing the rest of the poem, I'm tempted to say that you've got the skeleton for a poem in the first stanza. If you expanded these lines on color, the dog's description, and interrelate them to the phone call so that create an epiphany for you, a breaking of the lethargy of the first two lines, I think that would be a strong way to go. You don't need to tell the story anymore, you already have it in the images.
The days are passing in a blur
but that¡¯s okay for now.
--I think this already telegraphed in the first stanza.
I think about the way your
hands describe me as
they pass along my skin,
--Why not integrate this idea into the phone call, compare and contrast the words with the hands -- I like the use of describe here.
and our eyes settled into each other
like a good book and a boring day.
--blah, wouldn't it be better to give a specific book on a specific day? No doubt a good book can make a day pass in a blur as can looking and/or being with someone but I feel that you're being too general here (unless you mean the Bible, but then you would need to capitalize book perhaps). It's okay to describe a boring day, but don't let your writing be boring.
Sometimes I forget to think about these things.
--What things? More, more, I want more.
And our laughter, and why we laugh
and how our friendship never ended
we just punctuate playful insults with kisses now.
--There's alot of potential play here. I think there's a lot you can do with the ideas here (and 'punctuate' is very nice -- with 'describe' -- but more, more more).
--Less isn't always more, you know.
The days are passing
in more than a blur;
they¡¯re racing, chasing each other
and I can never keep up.
All I can do is ask you to
hold me now, and it¡¯ll be okay
I¡¯ve got a little hope today.
--You have a kind of rising action here but I don't understand why. I still think the climax to this poem should be the colors of the bathroom.