AugPoWriMo 11

On this first day of my forty-first year
I woke up in the air conditioned woods
Walked with my partner on unseen new trails
Finding good wishes from friends near and far
Traveled a road I had never driven
Dined on favorite foods and birthday cake
Followed a bee from flower to flower
Waved at deer from the bed of a dry lake
Watched the sun as it set behind the trees
Admired the frogs hopping from leaf to leaf
Sat on the porch savoring written words
Felt new hope in electoral relief
Another year passed a new one begins
A moment of stillness while the earth spins

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher