an Aotearoa poetry journal | ISSN 2744-3248

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Things that feel like a beginning

waking up to a morning unblemished by rain
to the enlivening sip of coffee on a frigid day
to the contented hum of voices in the room above
to the wash of wintry light on a face that you love
to the lilac bush as it trembles with bees
to a kiss of snow on your unsuspecting cheek
to the crunch of leaves on the path near your house
to the cool steel gate and its familiar sound
to the gentle steps of a childhood pet
to the armchair that always welcomes your rest
to a distant piano playing a lilting tune
to all the birds shouting new! new! new!