Sunday, July 14, 2013

Consider the day

We are staying in the same motel this year as we did last year and the ten years before that.  I hold these hours precious.  The time together and the time apart.  One sleeps in upstairs, one is writing emails, another sleeps in across town.  Me?  I find a comfy leatherette lounge chair across from the sign-in desk.

I sit in familiar space.
Breakfast is just as it was
Last year
And the year before that.
The daughter sleeps in
Do Not Disturb.
This year it reads
Quiet Please.
I have even found
A comfy lounge chair
In the lobby.
Here I write.
We do not have to be anywhere
Until this afternoon.
I breathe in and out,
Consider the day.

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