Bounty: Embracing Gratitude Fully, Wholly…


Certain jagged points
This holiday season
Speared and gored me
Taking me by surprise
Leaving me hollow, winded
Clawing for sustenance, air

Espresso machine
Delivering unparalleled morning
Blissful considerations
Sparkled and gleamed
Now oddly broken.

Wine bottles bursting from shelf seams
Dotting the day’s exhale
Bringing luscious quality into sociality or
Dimensionality into solitude
Lay sideways.

Parts of this 2016 ending
Got away from me.

I want to hold on better,
Savor the moment’s droplets
Sink fingers and heart into
Spongy, springy Bounty
Genuine, illusive Gratitude
Velvet Grace
Creamed wishes
Starlit intention.

But juxtaposing life’s fragments
Extended family politics
Nuclear Family and Work balance
Travel plans made
And not made
Steel glint in bright sunlight
Have blindsided
And outdone me at times.


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