How I treasure my life
even in these ordinary times
these most routine days
how I love the space I take up
every breath deep into my lungs
just my presence and awareness of being here
the shower that makes me clean once again
the tea bracing and comforting at once.

I see the shimmer in the water
reflections of what’s beyond.
I decide whether to walk now or later,
the phone in my pocket a treasure
of connection.  My chair and footstool
a miracle of comfort and well being.