broken open by light

yesterday’s estimated
nine mile borrowed bike commute
(from person to person)
felt in today’s knee/hip
_______

the approach of an
insistently conversational cat
(grey white black)
approaching via sidewalk
around back where i sort
my belongings from bag to bag
_______

porch-cold chocolate-covered
caramel crunching against teeth
_______

ecuadorian alpaca wool blanket
draped around shoulders/
wrapped around body

_______

what if the fog never lifted
shiz says
_______

gina’s mushroom risotto
and the steam rising through
kitchen window square as she
lifts lid and stirs

_______

singing praises of
a guitar that fits i’ve
never had that before
i say
_______

pink orange cloud hue
against blue sky after
it was broken open by light
_______

it could be an experimental
conversation i say i’ll just
respond to whatever i think i hear