Recovering well from day surgery,
Surrounded by family and friends.
One more meal, typical American cafe
Breakfast, before Dan returns south.
Sitting in Starbucks, updating blog,
Accessing e-mail; gratified to be
Out in public, breathing fresh air, amidst
Others drinking, working, chatting.
Subdued view of strip mall stores and parked cars,
Wooden stool impinging on sitting muscles,
Other errands needing attention and completion,
Propel me toward home's increased comfort.
Ann Beth Blake
(c) September 16, 2013