This is a poem about a bad day starting but losing it's tracktion because your mind is strong. In this peice I go through a typical day like this where i.e. you go to bed with a lot of thoughts, worries, stress, and wake up having to make sure you start your day right.
In this you have be be fully aware of how things work, how your mind works, and how it can only take 17 seconds to make or break a mood or to stop or start a bad stream of conciouseness for that day.
The first 15 minutes of your day is a template for the rest of the day because your mind creates a filter at that point and everything else is run through it- it's MUCH harder to break a filter than to diverge it before it's fully assembled (thoughts forming bad streams like negativity).
In this you essentially recognize the first moment of conciouseness, the moment when you engage your mind and if left ungoverned can start a chain of bad thoughts that could ruin your day before you even get out of bed.