☼ i breathe, i accept my grief by téa nicolae

*here’s an optimistic poem of mine to soothe the social distancing process. ❤  along with three other poems, it was published in Scan Arts & Culture, in the section ‘Four Incantations for Loss, Joy and Love’. 

 

i wake up at dawn

and i find happiness

in slicing an apple

and munching on it

 

breathe

i accept my grief

 

i find beauty

in standing barefoot in the middle of the kitchen,

feeling breadcrumbs stick

to my pinky toe

 

i breathe

i accept my grief

 

i learn there is joy in cutting tomatoes,

in making a bowl of soup,

in having my stomach full

 

breathe

i accept my grief

 

i uncover the childish glee of

having the tip of my tongue burnt

and gratitude runs between my fingers like water

being alive is warm

there is kindness

in tuning in

 

and i breathe

i accept

my

grief. ☼

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