Christmas and New Year’s Day came and went without any raucous festivities. No holiday parties, no Feast of the Seven Fishes, no gluttonous eating or over-imbibing. After over a year of unexpected health issues, taking a breath and awaking each morning are pure joy.
The human body’s capacity to heal and regenerate is an incredible miracle. I regret I did not take better care of myself when I was younger but my cancer scare changed all that. I am comfortable in my aging skin and with it comes an humble wisdom as I savor every moment. This is my year to rejoice and embrace all my life with a fierceness born from facing my own mortality. A brilliant sunrise, a new moon, cold raindrops on my face; delightful celebrations of life.
brilliant rays of sun
peeking through ancient mesquite-
grey mockingbird sings his song
©2022 Linda Lee Lyberg
dVerse Poets Pub: Haibun Monday
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 25 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page