Day 18 #NaPoWriMo

Our optional prompt for the day also honors the idea of Saturday (the Saturdays of the soul, perhaps?), by challenging you to write an ode to life’s small pleasures. Perhaps it’s the first sip of your morning coffee. Or finding some money in the pockets of an old jacket. Discovering a bird’s nest in a lilac bush or just looking up at the sky and watching the clouds go by.

Holy Saturday

18 April 20


It’s never been about taking a rest

It’s about not having to follow

Two days to repair

The damages of the week

And the first day of recuperation

Is stocked with distractions

For years I’ve filled it with

Mountains of nothing

Now I watch as my children

Begin their journey

And as I try to make their lives less complicated

I’m learning to let things go that don’t matter

Building mounds of meaning

Reclaiming my childhood

Giving myself the chance

To believe again

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