The only reasons today is different than yesterday,
was a dental appointment.
thus lunch was two hours late
and I laughed hard enough
at a sly mockery of my cat
so intensely that,
for a few seconds I lost control of my evacuatory system.
my productive routine in the limbo corner
getting lower and lower beneath my standard bar
and I woke up singing regardless,
I have never been able to reproduce these days
of joy, for joy’s sake.
I cannot discover the variation in the equation
which feeds my energy, persistence, my patience,
and my happiness.
I can only monitor patterns
and honor these treasures
by blooming, brief as it may last,
in that light.