This Morning

photo by Dennis Bayer

photo by Dennis Bayer

This morning I made the coffee, fed the cats, watered the plants

Went up to the roof, took 10 deep breaths, practiced qigong, tai chi

and watched the golden sunrise grow milky white.

Downstairs I read Mary Oliver with Capt. Orange purring in

my lap, with some Bukowski chaser, typed these words

sitting in the brown leather chair, the Mac balanced on

the leather arm because it’s the cat who's the laptop.

These mornings before 7:00 fill my day. They say

breakfast is the most important meal. I haven’t

had a bite, but I feel full.