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: https://brianvos.com/2022/05/13/back-to-basics-your-weekly-poetry-prompt/
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.