Tuesday, November 21, 2023


After what feels 
like weeks, you'd think 
it would be 

such a relief 
to see the sun—except that 

the tiny kiss of heat 
that you feel 
in your cheeks 

feels so much more loaned 
than deserved. 

This small grace, here 
and then gone 
in a heartbeat, 

feels like the hours 
you forfeited to sleep 

last night, now 
to fortify your bones.

From ligaments 
to fingertips, you once again 
feel whole

as you know, 
for a moment 

you don't face the day