BRIGHT NEW MORNING

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  BRIGHT NEW MORNING

Waking in a morning
To that first startling recognition
Of being alive,
Alive, and to a certain extent, kicking,

We approach the mirror
With caution,
Blinking at our reflection,
Thinking we look a bit older
Than we did yesterday morning.

This is the point at which, sensibly,
We quote a touch of philosophy:
‘I think, therefore I am.’
That’s what the man said, obviously.
Whatever!
We’re glad we woke again.

                      © 2020 Gwen Grant

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