Morning Gray

The virus stops me

from working out at the gym

from coffee and

blueberry scones

savored at Whole Foods

from enriching cats

at the animal shelter

from leading Circle of Friends

at an assisted living

from the current events group

at the senior center

and the breath of yoga

on Tuesday mornings

and the life blood

of Wednesday’s poetry group

and dinner with friends

hugging cheek to cheek

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Afternoon Light

Cut stems yesterday

placed in water

daffodils nod now

from the vase in the sun

pet the cat

hear him purr

a comfort song

in my little life

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