A Poem Live on My Windowsill

Season of Shameless Plugs (Day 6)
A Poem Lives on My Windowsill

In 2015 I published a collection of poems called A Poem Lives on My Windowsill. Here’s one of the poems from it:

A Simple and Unremarkable Perfection

It’s a miracle of perfection.
I am warm and fed and I can hear
my loved one tapping the keys on his laptop
and clearing his throat
near me
I have chamomile tea with cream and a chunk of
sourdough bread and the wind is moving
the rain-splattered screen on the window
and making the lights behind it look like they’re dancing
I feel no pain or fear
I know I’m completely safe
and I imagine coming through some terrible danger
and finding myself in this room
and what a miracle that would seem to be
and how much I’d appreciate the simple unremarkable
perfection of it
and I am filled with gratitude
– Karen Molenaar Terrell

https://www.amazon.com/Poem-Lives-My-Windowsill/dp/1519361130/

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