Morning Gift

A gift each morning
before the noise begins
if the door isn’t too heavy
a stroll around the neighborhood
a walk in a nearby park
or up a hill behind the house
winter wet, summer heat
springtime fresh or
autumn melancholy
we chat
we giggle
sometimes she takes my arm
and we walk in silence
a gift of a moment
of a place 
of love and companionship
a gift to start the day

Marv Himmel ©
December 1, 2020