I took a 5 day break from exercise,
except for walks to market or the train.
My body said the respite would be wise,
and I have learned to listen. Its refrain
told me to rest – I slept an extra hour
every night – I sat around a lot.
Today I felt a renaissance of power –
I sought to relish every crunch and squat.
I’m feeling, too, a lighter attitude.
I’ve lately been too much with fear and death.
This morning’s focus looks on gratitude
for comfort, painless frame, renewing breath.
The future’s boding bleak, pre-scarred with grief.
Today my home and garden grant relief.