portion of the artwork for Mindela Ruby's poetry

Some Mornings
Mindela Ruby

To be outdoors
in nature’s majesty
is rare these
days and years
as pastimes go
Between the house
office, car, gym, grocery
where do we find
the time?

Besides, the ultra-
violet light
is harmful
to skin
as thin as mine
The sun, my love
in the long game
kills me

Besides, our ultra-
loud neighbors
swarm their yard
every nice day
so mostly
for the quiet
the husband and I
stay in

But some mornings
outside early for the paper
I hear song sparrows
call each other
in the maples
by the driveway
singing louder than
my quickening breath

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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 53 | Spring/Summer 2019