Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bathed in the glory of the ordinary...

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.

And yet,
My heart is full tonight.

My children
Please me with their sounds
And smells.

They delight me
When they breathe
And laugh
And hold me close.

All that I will remember of this day
Will be this:
I am blessed.

My only prayer
Will be:
Thank you.


Julie said...

Ordinary is good.

sharonhofmann said...

Great poem!

Left-Handed Housewife said...

You are William Carlos Williams!

Glad you're home safely.


Gumbo Lily said...

And I will add the "Amen."


Pom Pom said...

That's a good prayer.