WHAT IS A MILESTONE?

A milestone: waking this

morning, opening again the too

familiar white curtains, gathering

up the same view, the red tipped

Bottlebrush tree, the palm leaves

stilled, the sun not yet

scorching vapor on the air, and

thinking, what can be different

about this day stretching out in the

unwelcome humidity, how can this day

become precious, unique?

And, picking up my pen and writing,

Thank you, thank you for

whatever unfolds…