gratitudePush start, to start.

Washing dishes for twelve, days looking through glass

with a window over the sink,

and blooms below.

Hang it up, hang

with steam rising from the iron,

the window air conditioner humming in my ear,

reruns on the television,

permanent press.

Hot water in the bath,

not from the stove,

boiling diapers, hanging them to dry.

clothes in the tub, dripping.

a stove, to cook.

No hot plate, no water in a plastic jug for a bath.

A stove, to cook.

Heat on.

Food in.

Lights through.


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  1. oh wow, this is beautiful in all of its ordinary-ness. it is enough. amen.

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