Author’s note:  I don’t always see the world as beautifully as I write.  In fact today, I didn’t want to get out of bed.  This cold that has found me has been kicking my butt for the past two days.  With that said, it is all what you choose to focus upon.  I could focus upon how crappy I feel, or how beautiful the world around me is treating me.  No matter how difficult the day may be, I will always choose light over darkness.

January 5th

Today I saw love:
grey, white, and black,
wrapped
in soft, short fur.

Today I hear children
giggling and talking
down the stairs
from where I rest.

Today I smelt a Shawarma:
cumin and paprikaa
intermingle with
turmeric, all spice, and chili.

Today I tasted a battle.
Sharp onions and garlic collide
with
cool cucumbers and cabbage.

Today I felt cared for:
by family
and
my feline.

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