the usual

as i ate my usual:
peanut butter and honey
with a cup
of hot coffee
with cream,
i was reminded again
of how much
i like predictability
familiarity
comfort
control

i have had little of this
for a few weeks
as we’ve waited
and worked to find
a preschool helper

i found her today
or she found me
or we found each other

and i will be graced
with the presence
of a teenager
in the preschool classroom
two mornings a week

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5 thoughts on “the usual

  1. i can definitely relate to the comfort of ritual, however small it is. and speaking of ritual, i’m so glad to have your long list of inspiration. it’s one thing i love about blogging — travelling from one place to the next to the next…

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  2. Do you know it used to wreck my whole morning if someone else was sitting in my spot on the bus. In college, mind you. :-) I’m a creature of habit, for sure. Enjoy that teenager!

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