Thursday, November 25, 2010


I’m thankful for
the roof over my head
turkey and
sweet potatoes
heat thankful for
memories of those who
are near, and those
who have passed.
I’m thankful
I can even remember
the last time I got laid
and that
downstairs neighbor
no longer hammers nails into
six a.m. wall
thankful alarm clock from
Target still works
still firm thankful for
streetcars and
neighborhood birds who
like Italian bread crumbs
I feed them.
thankful to
fly coast to coast
and not be charged for
a fierce
wind at my back
and wiry teenagers
skateboarding through
dangerous parks.
I’m thankful my eyes still
open wide for
full moons
and the magic of
this damn

(c) jayne lyn stahl