This Little Life


This little life
Tulips and daffodils
Daisies and dahlias
Windflowers twirling
Near the swing

This little life
Fresh sheets
Too many pillows
Outnumbered by books
Crowding the bedroom

This little life
Two cats
One who loves me
One who loves not-me
Both purring in the window

This little life
Occasional visitors
Frequent phone calls
Too many funerals
In too few years

This little life
Family, not fame
Laughing at nothing
And everything
Because it’s enough


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