Days I Discover
Days of sand between the toes
and laughter in my soup.
Days of much affection
and the soft giving smile
when long-held hopes are being realized
and the house is painted new.
Days of happy mornings and stained-glass angels
glowing against the window.
Days of gratitude and the growing of
a child’s spectacular heart.
Days when what is is enough
and the future feels like the first day
of a life-long love.
Copyright © 2002 by Allison Grayhurst
First published in “Black Mirror Magazine” April 2015
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