• Rev. Ani

Poems From The Porch


photo by Ezra Jeffrey-Comeau on Unsplash.com


Morning Medicine


It is quiet and peaceful on this powder pink morning,

a warm cup of coffee comforting my hand.

The sunlight is caressing the tops of the trees

as the happy rooster calls out his greeting.

Freely given fire gifts

of woodsy aroma,

soothing heat,

crackle, and flame

are offering their magic.

The morning medicine of the porch

is enlivening,

not intoxicating,

because it offers

clarity and healing.

Open, receptive,

fertile, and silent,

the ever-present

Witness and Participant,


I Am.

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