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17-JAN-2011 Carol J Phipps

One More Day

Bouncing from wall to wall
I do my early morning shuffle
along the hall to the bathroom.
Cold water on sleep-filled eyes
helps me make my way to the kitchen.
I think of T.S. Eliot as I measure out
the coffee. One more day.
My husband sleeps in a recliner nearby.
As I bend to check his breathing
he wakes and motions me to join him.
I lift a frayed, long-cherished quilt
and slip in beside him.
The gurgle of the coffee pot
is muffled by the sound of purring.
The cat has pounced on our aging bodies
and is circling his intended napping place.
We smell the coffee.
That special first cup will be delayed
for a time of loving reassurance.
Despite signs of diminishing functions
of mind and body, each day holds
moments of unmitigated joy.

Elaine Parker Akin

Canon PowerShot SX130 IS
1/60s f/3.4 at 5.0mm iso2000 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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larose forest photos08-Apr-2020 01:11
Love the poem! And this wonderfully warm and cosy shot is very feel good. V
Liz Bickel07-Apr-2020 03:09
An image and words that inspire hope.
Guest 28-Jul-2018 16:50
I love the sense of strong, yet gentle partnership found here that runs through the whole collection. Extrordinary!
Jola Dziubinska20-Jul-2018 20:25
Full of love an hope. V.
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