Ordinary Morning

this morning it’s the common
birds i love the most:
plain brown wren,
the simple sparrow,
backyard birds,
everyday beauty,
that song
i heard her sing
hanging laundry in the sun,
the sweet light that falls
on a sink full
of last night’s dishes.

these days
i don’t need
what grace could there be
this ordinary morning?

a hummingbird sips from the feeder.

spinning and swaying
in the breeze
that joins us all,
one more leaf falls
onto the beautiful
back porch
which needs sweeping.

(KZ 2018)

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