That strange bird, making its chipping call again.
I open my calendar, hoping to find a blank square
 promising the richness of time as an empty cup to fill.

I have come to recognize
the joy of my own company—

a simple diet filled only with my favorite dishes.

What to savor first? These expected words or an early morning trip
down to the garden before the day has warmed
and sound has found it? 

The men will arrive at 8.
On each side of me, the chipping of concrete

and dry rub of concrete filler. Hours later, the brush.

Their day as productive as my day will be. 

Seeing the empty square,
my choice when and how to fill it.

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

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