Condiments

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I can breathe again

Fill my lungs with hope and 

gaze forward beyond the next

queasy moment

Bend down to sort toys into 

boxes, think about something

other than my next

desperate meal

See altercations without 

expelling a sigh of 

‘seriously’

Embrace the giving of 

lectures, cuddles, guidance

Savour the aroma of a 

hearty meal with gusto

The little things that I 

took for granted –

I enjoy again with 

extra relish

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday challenge that I’m participating in along with a talented community of other writers. We free write for five minutes each Friday in accordance with a prompt. Today’s prompt is ‘enjoy’. 

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9 comments

    1. That may be one of the kindest things anyone has ever said to me, Andrew 🙂 Thank you so much… though there are many times throughout the day when they may not agree with you!

  1. Haha, I loved this, Emma. And I’m so glad you are feeling better.
    Oh, the picture says a thousand words too, doesn’t it? She wanting to share, and his eyes saying “stop putting that cookie up my nose.” I love it. Enjoy every moment!
    (On a totally unrelated note, did you notice how pretty your words lined up today? The shape of the poem almost looks like a candlestick. Did you plan that?)

    1. Haha yes, they have a very special relationship! He calls her ‘girl’ and bosses her around and she does whatever she feels like doing – makes me smile so much! and no, I had no idea that my words made a shape – thanks for noticing! xx

    1. Oh man, food to me is so damn important! It is so, so nice to sit down to a meal and be able to find that everything tastes good again.. I had almost forgotten what that felt like…

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