March – Daily Routines: Daily Routines

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Daily Routines

The showerhead
will gush as it does
every morning
spilling warm water
on my daily thoughts
as I shampoo
prayers of love
on a world that
continues to turn

The dog will allow
the sun to fall on
the spot where she
chooses to lie
every morning
just as the light decides
the same place
to enter the house

The fridge will shudder
and the kettle will sing,
the water will bubble
as eggs crack in endings
and beginnings
And through these
mundane moments
I will sigh and ask
if I will dare to love

And you may wonder
whether this daring is
about you, or someone
else or the planet or

But it is far deeper
than that, in all this serving,
navigating meaningless
routines, will I allow
space to love myself?

© Tanya Southey