Morning Verse

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

Here Eye sit

upon my deck

to live my life

oh what the heck

Ive had my share

if tragic woes

but Ive come this far

and so it goes

The cats are fine

Eye groom them well

to sit with them

for a spell

how long Eye say

to keep this up

but to be sure

Ill sip my cup

of Decaf pure

the finest blend

to continue on

around the bend

Eye hear the laughter

of the gulls

and wonder too

what theyre thinking of

they live their lives

as Eye do mine

to struggle onward

to rest a time

as Eye do now

to hear the waves

greet my ear

all my days