"Give yourself to yourself."
~ Michel de Montaigne ~
I sat down to have a meal on my own and realized the phone battery was dead.
Ordinarily, I would have looked at it while I ate,
And my book was not presently accessible,
So I chewed consciously and looked around instead.
I noticed birds out the window, flittering around the feeder,
And the yellow evening sun stretching across the counters.
There was quietude
And I would have missed them both had circumstances played out differently.
I look around to see what's there.