Sunday, October 13, 2013

Church musician, reconstituted

Sparkling October afternoon,
Gaspingly blue sky,
Trees shouting orange and yellow glory,
Tang of fresh-pressed cider on my tongue,
Still-ringing morning song,
Neighbor kindly checking in,
Birds whistling while hanging their storm windows,
Dogs gamboling, patrolling,
          asking the neighbor dachshund where to find fresh voles at a reasonable price,
Fleece-filled hammock gently swaying,
Tender book of poetry,
Sleepy wife curled against my side:

"Thank you" is not enough.

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