spill

 

 

 

 

 

summer in your house
the morning light poured in
spilling on the chenille
like warm milk

dishes clattering in the kitchen
as you made breakfast

 

 

 

 

 

ripening

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the heat stifles
flowers wilt
fruit ripens
(as do I)

 

 August is approaching

 

 

 

 

 

imperfect and alive

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Imperfection inspires invention, imagination, creativity.

It stimulates.

The more I feel imperfect, the more I feel alive.”

 

~ Jhumpa Lahiri

 

 

 

 

 

 

fear and love

 

 

 

 

 

“There is something here that frightens me.

When I figure out what it is that frightens me, I shall also know what I love here.”

 

~ Clarise Lispector

 

 

 

 

 

 

no worries

 

 

 

 

 

I think about those days of barefeet, scraped knees, sunburns, mosquito bites and garden dirt…