Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

Sometimes it’s simply good

To relax

To do nothing

But listen

Listen well

Listen to classic Christmas songs

Enjoy the sound of rain on the rooftop

Hear the joys of warmth from a fire

These are the things that make life, life

The things that aren’t gotten with violence or storm


Or maybe they were


Maybe my moment of silent repose

Was paid for by another long ago

Maybe it was

So in all of this perusal

Of what was and what could have been and what is

I will be thankful for the stillness

Thankful for the one who withstood calamity

So that I could be a poet

In the here and now

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