Today Lily broke the toilet seat
And the defrosting turkey leaked raw juice
Into the vegetable crisper.
We are nearly out of groceries
And have no more light bulbs.
When I dropped a glass it shattered on the floor
And the shards scattered under the table and chairs
Daring me to find them.
There are overdue library books to return
And the cat box must be cleaned.
My heart is full tonight.
Please me with their sounds
They delight me
When they breathe
And hold me close.
All that I will remember of this day
Will be this:
I am blessed.
My only prayer