And Next

I’m settling down after a day 

of “and next,” end-of-year details, 

the requirements of all lines filled

and signatures on the dotted lines, 

the uploads and figures, the necessary 

accounting.  And I am so thankful 

for the kindness of each soul who shared 

my day, those who said,”Good morning,” 

made me laugh, helped in some way, 

shared a few words before departing 

for the evening.  

Now I need refueling, some restorative 

music, those cello notes that soothe me, 

and behind that a quiet I can sink into.  

I will call it an early night, nod off as soon 

as the light goes out, and I pray my 

dreams take me to the shore of a blue sea,

the sun rising, the gentle warmth sinking 

deep into my welcoming skin.

—C.L. Fisher, January 2021

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