A Curated Life

I want to choose well, 

consider how I spend 

moments the way

one might select museum

exhibits. I don’t need much 

stuff — a few books (literature &

poetry)— I really crave words,

to read, to write, to chew

on their meaning.

I like boots; well, maybe 

that is too small a word, 

for I’d rather wear down

leather soled boots

than don diamonds

or emeralds or gold —

smooth hide beats

sparkle anytime.

I wear those boots

to walk this green earth,

soak in the loveliness

under canopies, along

shores, up mountains —

all well-worn paths.

I enjoy clean food,

real and simple fare 

like roasted root vegetables

and chicken and rice soup;

oh, and bread, good bread,

just flour, water, salt, yeast,

and the time it takes 

for a good rise.

I need God’s Word, 

some quiet time to study, 

and prayer that starts

in the morning and continues

until I fall asleep at night

right next to my beloved

who shares this

simple life.

C.L. Fisher, June 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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