It was a crisp morning, cold enough to encourage a swift walk and yet warm enough to not need that sweater. The two continued down the road, making sure to walk closer together whenever a car passed. There were precious few moments when words were needed and so they continued in companionable silence most of the way there and back again.
The young woman smiled down at the large dog trotting next to her, “I’m glad you’re here to take me on walks every morning.”
image: Sissy on a walk
I’m grateful for my new walking buddy this week, for without her, I’d sit at home and read all day and get no exercise.
The air is still,
No worries here.
Rest and watch
The sun heat,
The sky blue
The wind still.
There’s so much more here.
Tall grass rustles:
Cats stalk through,
Dogs following, curious,
Snakes moving to get away…
And birds chirp,
Don’t let the whistle fade.
Their scents sublime
And yet I want you to be mine.
image: from martha0stout’s phone
Not written for any specific prompt, just a little something about this morning around the house. The picture is my cat, Usako, finding my eldest niece’s paper flower and checking it out. She’s a curious little thing who also likes to ambush people
Most mothers wake first
Only to be shooed back into bed if kids are old enough.
Ready or not, they will demand that you leave the kitchen.
Now you’re waiting in bed and reading.
In they will march 10 minutes later,
Now mom will smile and sound very surprised.
Good morning, Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!
Written on honor of how my sister’s kids work through the morning on Mother’s Day. She wakes first and when they get up, they shoo her back to her room so they can surprise her with breakfast. They still manage to surprise her, though partly it’s because they’re cooking has gotten better over the years.
Many days you will begin
Only you can know whether it will end.
Reality likes to come and scream
Never will I give up on my team.
I know that each one is a new beginning,
Not given to me to waste, but to