thankfulness comes in layers
reminders, sometimes subtle 
sometimes not
today I am in Brooklyn
yes, New York on my daughter’s patio
listening to morning sounds and typing
I could create a checklist
all the reasons to be grateful 
how far we have come and health
I choose instead to celebrate this day
this hot, humid, sunrise to moonrise expanse
in which we’ll visit the Guggenheim and cook dinner
share tiny victories, expound on fears
together is a blessing I do not blindly accept
I freely take what is mine to rejoice in