hopefully

the sun shines for you

Wake up, piss, oil pull.
Slip into slippers, stretch, go for the tea.
Sun shines through window; hopefully you take a moment to acknowledge it.

I have to call the gas company.
I haven’t answered her email.
The place could use a vacuum.
We’re out of honey.

Finish oil pulling, brush teeth, look into the mirror.
Hopefully, you see yourself.
Besides the mop hair, crow’s feet and mascara smudges.
I mean, truly see yourself.
Remember why today is a gift, not just another day.
Hopefully you smile.

Type away.
Send email.
Clock in.
Sip tea.
Forget.

Forget so you can remember again today.

The sun shines for you.
Life loves you.
It’s all a gift.