Where I need to be

Noticing, not thinking.

My feet find the floor and I’m up. 

Coffee needs brewing. The day’s beginning. But before I move into awake mode, I hear a plaintive little sound. Peppermint’s sitting by my leg, waiting. Before I put on pants, I pick up our cat. 

She’s snuggled in my arms before I reach the chair in my office. A bit bedraggled and not the color I would have chosen, the c…

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