PROMPT: These are the days…
These are the days of long wearing pajamas
of empty coffee cups
and dried tea bags sitting on saucers.
Of worries, fleeting
whispers of wondering sometimes doused with fear.
These are the days of sunlight pushing through clouds
wet shoes, quick walks between rain squalls
puppy kisses, the potty bell
Frolicking through tall grass,
the tip of a shovel seeking out puppy poo.
These are the days I practice being alone
the house quiet, the road empty
the phone my lifeline to unexpected laughter.
A joke that may not be funny in another time.
These are the days of hot soup
frosted meat from the bottom of the freezer
and long talks with my daughter.
A phone call from my son asking if tornados travel far,
and if they are strong enough to uproot a brick building.
These are the days of promises
air kisses, warm hugs through a simple text
few words, too many words
Netflix filling my mind in hopes of crowding out the news.
These are the days of gratitude,
of searching for meaning in spilled milk, a gust of wind
the hooting of owls
and tiny red buds on my apple trees.
Sending my love,
Kristin Jarvis Adams is a public speaker and advocate for children with special needs, helping to bridge the gap between the outside world and the inner world of autism. Her speaking engagements have included: Seattle Festival of Trees Gala, a benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital and The Seattle Children’s Autism Clinic. Learn More>>