simple things

simple things-

the things we take for granted.

not everyone has the shoes, the jewelry, the car,

this we know.

but what about a porch in tact?

a couch in the living room void of cigarette burns?

windows, open and clear, framed with decorative curtains?

simple things-

the things we tend to believe everyone has

just because we do.

but what about running water for which to drink or bathe?

a bed and not just a sheetless mattress on a floor?

air-conditioning on a 103 degree Texas afternoon?

simple things-

we must open our eyes,

move beyond our own walls, and

see what isn’t so simple, after all.