motion, 13

comfortable home
a sunny room
fresh bread on the
kitchen counter

make it easy to neglect
the other needs:
the sound of ocean,
breeze in your hair,
legs pumping bicycle pedals,
the process of becoming familiar
with unfamiliar paths

the hardest part
is to get up
and into some street clothes
and out the door

and then you’re there
enjoying wide bicycle lanes
ignoring the whistles
noting with pleasure
each patch of poppies and nasturtiums,
remembering, again,
how to explore

and upon returning,
endorphins awakened,

the sunny room
the fresh bread
the home you’re making
are all the more