The Long Fast

(For My  Forever Friend-Cheryl)

001jpgMorning breaks
the long fast.
In the dailyness
there is beauty.

In the neat kitchen,
in the morning silent,
except for the brewing
of the fragrant coffee
in the silver pot,
in the glancing
out the dark window,
to see the neighbors rising.

In the neatness
of physical life
where the morning
breaks the day
and night binds it,
it is beautiful and I will cherish

this portion of earth life forever.

January 8, 1990
Art by Claudia Hallissey

6 responses to “The Long Fast”

  1. There is beauty in poetry and illustration that connects us all. Thank you for capturing one of the most hopeful moments of the day.

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