Friday, January 1, 2016

New Year's Toast

A glass of water on the ground;
last night I moved a shoe imagining
my own true love would trip on it
organized many glasses of water, for myself
and him for I am weaker-gutted than I was - 
I spent the night awake, at the window
or cutting my toenails, like any day but later
so grateful for the marking of the time and
looking for new words in 2016 to mean grateful
for I've been told that one is done. A glass of water, 
shoes, the bathroom in the middle of the night, a window,
toast, orange juice, my own vulnerable feet and other feet I love,
things to trip on, beholden or pleased or indebted? Obliged, thankful,
a toast of water, late morning.

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