An illustration of a woman with her feet hanging out her window

Natural Light

today is not my birthday,
but I’ve been given gifts
unwrapped as the morning passes
perhaps it’s your birthday, someone
somewhere must be celebrating life

wrapped in silk ribbon
fresh flowers, petals pink
surprise confetti
of sugar poured into hot coffee
candles burning
of sunset’s golden hour

natural light given generously
windows opened like a present
in early morning

today is not my birthday
at least in time’s calendar
but today I woke up
and have the gift of life
breath in my lungs
I shall sing happy songs
so all can celebrate too

Image via Monica Choi

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