My Present Moment – dVerse’ Haibun Monday

Frank is the host for dVerse’ Haibun Monday.  Frank says: “Let us now bear witness to the present moment! However you experience it, write a haibun that expresses the present moment.”

I’ve only written one other Haibun before. It too, was for a dVerse poetry challenge. The last one stirred up strong emotion. This one feels calmer in many ways.

I am relaxed, resting, on my freshly made king-sized bed. The flannel sheets have been exiled to the closet in hopes of promised warmer days. I am tired from a physically and emotionally charged day.  Annie is laying on her bed, awaiting the next outside noise that will require her to bolt out her doggie door to save me from the wild critters. I was, reluctantly, able to resist the Rocky Road Ice Cream in the freezer. I will indulge in a few dark chocolate covered almonds I brought into the bedroom. After all, almonds and dark chocolate are healthy foods. At least they are in my book.

I am aware that the wind has calmed down for the moment because I can no longer hear my wind chimes. Happily, the din of the freeway is not too loud this evening. The picturesque moon is playing hide and seek with the clouds. It is so bright that it almost seems like someone is turning on lights in my back yard.  I am using my evening hours reading blogs that connect me to other wonderful people. I hope to relax enough to get a few hours of restful sleep

 My old body fights
Fluctuating temperatures
So no sleep for me



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