Five Things I am Grateful For

  1. There’s time.

              To read,

              to reach for books

              bought years ago,

              caressing pages.

              There’s time to fall

              in love

              with storytelling,

              from Punjabi widows

              to hidden magical oceans.

2. The smell of Amla

             took me back to my grandma

             this morning.

             I imagined her hands

             magic fingers

             pushing love into my scalp.

3. Listening to

Cardi B


waking my body,

sweating pain.

4. Coffee, pressed

5. Slowly sipped,

while watching Junior Bakeoff.

Image courtesy of Anthony Tran.

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