I press the snooze button on my alarm three times and then finally wake up happy
I step in to the outfit already laid out, place my foot in a shoe that didn’t cost too much,
I sit on the couch drinking coffee a stain appears on my shirt I glance out the window – no rain
I scrub the stain out, eat the leftovers, eye old memories hanging like art on my fridge my phone is fully charged
I head in to work passing by a cop who doesn’t pull out behind me I dig around for the lipstick that fell under my seat
I brought my own lunch from home, but today I get extra food for free the fortune cookie tells me the fortune you seek is in another cookie I eat another cookie nothings impossible to a willing heart I hear a ding on my phone a venmo payment comes through
I leave work early and a stranger at the gym tells me I have good hair even though it’s mostly tied back in a bun he begins to show me an arm exercise I sneeze and scratch my nose he jolts and walks away I find a twenty in my pocket that I’d forgotten all about
At home I eat dinner while reading through my list 100 things to do before I die I add 89 – give blood 90 – yoga retreat in Costa Rica my favorite song comes on I hit repeat and find I have just enough milk for another bowl of cereal.