because sometimes only ice cream will do
or I let me mind fall into a cool soft pillow just because. . .
because sometimes I need to give. . .
or maybe because someone needs one and they don’t realize. . . .
fresh chocolate mint leaves in a cup of morning sweet orange spice
because it changes the sensory of my surroundings
because a decision was the right decision in that moment
some dreams won’t let go not matter how hard I try
because they were woven into the very fiber of my soul
and now I have a pair of brown eyes and four paws
who just wants the furrow above her eyes scratched
because a bunch of boys gave me a lot of becauses that
went straight to my heart . . .
because he still says he’ll love me forever, he’ll love me for always
because some moments feel like tears for no apparent reason
and another bursts into graceless feet doing the happy dance
because Grandma Moses said, “Life is what you make it,
always has been,
always will be”
because love, faith and hope won’t allow me to give up
because two of my boys were story-bearers during a discussion at school
of how I had their daddy’s and my wedding band melted together for me to wear
because he worked with equipment and liked having 10 fingers
and I like wearing his ring
and they thought it was cool
and pink, yellow and orange zinnias are
beautiful and resilient
because sometimes it’s something just between me
and that still small voice
“And after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire, a still small voice” (1Kings 19:12)