Giving thanks

Do not be deluded

into thinking that 

gratitude blooms brightest

in the cheerful noon

when abundance showers 

blessings you count

one by one. 

No,

it is when there is barely 

enough light to make out

shapes from shadows,

when you see past 

mistakes so clearly

that you can feel your way forward

making new choices–

it’s in that creative horizon

when you, trembling,

take a deep breath

and realize that hope

is taking wing

like a flock of birds

rising silently 

with the 

sunrise. 

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