and the house stands quietly,
waiting for the day to begin.
Sitting on the couch,
I soak in the peacefulness of the moment.
The sky begins to lighten
and I am reminded
that the impending hustle of the day
lies just up ahead.
There are errands to run,
laundry to wash,
children to feed.
But right now, the moment is all mine.
My mind skips across thoughts,
never landing in any one place for too long.
It doesn't need to.
Here in the quiet anything is possible.
The day still stretches out before me,
beckoning me to make of it
what I will.
There is no multitude of demands
pulling me in different directions all at once.
I am in control of what will be.
It is an illusion perhaps,
but that is what makes these morning interludes so soothing.
Here, I can see clearly.
Here, I am at peace.