Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Jane's Christmas Poem!!!

Being home


There is no other place to go
We bury the phone and put work
Into a forgotten place. It will be there
when it needs to be found

We sweep and wash
the countertops, the table
wipe the plates and silver
and lay the fire.

We slowly fill the kitchen
with our cooking - start
with the lemon tart
yellow curd soft as firelight
on the winterwhite wall.

Sun¹s meagre arc
makes smooth the change of light
throughout the day.
Ten and two are twins.
Time shows its passing
Only by our movements.

We have quiet conversations
Mummerings that comfort
Or share the moment
The cat, the rain, the hummingbird
It is sunset when we eat
Slowly knowing every bite.
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