I am not sleeping well and it’s been a winter of discontent

I’ve gotten sloppy at reaching out and unable to connect

I know that someday soon things will get better

Today I wake up peacefully to the woodpecker’s jackhammer

A night of bad dreams and anxiety can stream right along

When I wake up and hear the songbird’s song

That’s what nature does, it grounds me

embraced by the beauty and the songs that surround me.