Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Kim Harmeling: Thankful

Life is funny sometimes
When least expected lessons of
Appreciation come out of nowhere
To hit us in the head

One day gasping for air
Finds me a hospital stay for days
Waiting to see what the end
Result will be

All plans reset to start
To be recast through the lens
Of newly realized priorities
And shorter deadlines

How then to cope
With lesser abilities and
More restrictions but
The same expectations?

Appreciation of small things
Savored at a slower pace
I am just breathing

Kim Harmeling lives in the Cascade foothills with her husband and as many dogs as he’ll let her adopt. Sometimes she writes something worthwhile, hopeful someone will be interested enough to read it.

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