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TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED

 

 

The smell of fresh coffee - bittersweet
wafts slowly through the house
and assails my nostrils.
I breathe in the pungent odor
smiling as my lover gifts me this present.

TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED

I sit - the morning crisp breeze
gathers around me
and through me and in me.
I close my eyes
and let its' gentleness caress me,
remembering its' horrid howls
from the night before.

TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED

My eyes take in the scenery..
the crisp white of the snow
dark trees etched against them.
Bright greens bombard my senses
so bright I cannot look.
I take it all in...
the green a sign of hope,
of newness, of change....
of healing.

TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED

Tasting the softness of the barley oats,
my tongue savors, feels the ridges,
runs its' way around my mouth
touching bits of barley, sunflower seeds,
sweetness and soy.
I let it linger there, giving thanks
for the food, for the sensation.

TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED

Smiling at faces around me,
my friends..a twinkle here and there,
a smile..a touch, a warm embrace.
We exchange pleasantries, energies..
a deep thought, a sharing so special
my heart fills up with love.

TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED

I think back to times when I had not this space
this understanding,
that each moment is precious.


My life was confused, unhappy, scared,
afraid of what the moments would bring.
Now, I look forward to each one
but totally enjoy the one that is now!

TAKE NOTHING FOR GRANTED

 

 

kay ekwall©1998

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