Back to basics, by Britta Benson

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This poem is my response to Brian Vos’s Weekly Poetry Prompt. The theme this week: Back to basics. Here’s the link to Brian’s blog:

And here’s what I made of it:

Back to basics

The list used to be long.

This, that, and the next thing,

all essentials on the shopping list of life,

the ingredients for my conditional happiness,

such a temporary, transactional bliss,

dependent on stuff, never enough.

Now, there is no need for lists,

but if you really insist,

I’ll give you this:

When I look out into my garden,

I see goldfinches, blue tits and robins,

I’m surrounded by song and spiders,

a butterfly world of abundance

that brings me great joy.

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