"The secret of happiness is low expectations."
in Unsheltered, by Barbara Kingsolver. Chapter 17
Today I allow myself to say
it's too cold to go outside.
Instead, I watch the sky
through my window,
imagine the knife blade breeze
that stirs winter-bare branches,
and lie like a cat with the patch of sun
moving slowly across me; time measured in warmth.
©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019