Easy Listening

My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise. Awake, my glory! Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. — Psalm 57:7-8, NLT

Before the line of traffic,

the sloshing of my commuter 

coffee, the tempting text 

that dings while I’m driving, 

the hectic first moments 

when I arrive at my office—

phone blinking with messages 

and a stack of mail in need

of attention— before all 

of that begins, I sit in my hug

of a leather chair, worn smooth 

by the bend of my curled

up legs and the lean 

of my elbow, and I listen 

to an intonation of cello notes, 

easing myself into the rhythmic

motions of the waking dawn,

my soul releasing a thankful

hallelujah, God.

—C.L. Fisher, November 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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