Color

When you’re

seeking something

to be grateful for,

look upon the sunset

and recall

how wonderful it is

that creation wasn’t formed

in only black and white.

Thankful

I’ve been a lot of things:

eager

reserved

euphoric

morose

confused

and

incorrigible,

but, today,

I am only

thankful

to have you.

 

Thanksgiving Eve: On Human Nature

It is difficult to determine

whether

having a day set aside for gratitude

is a cause for celebration

or for shame.

We don’t ascribe days to

breathing

or

waking

or

thinking

because we do those things, always.

What a thorough humiliation

that we cannot say the same

for thankfulness.

Thanksgiving Week: On Gratitude

As the pieces of your heart

gather around your feast,

may your food be gratitude

and your words be peace.

A day of reflection

for the treasures undeserved,

may your gratefulness overflow,

full and unreserved.