We woke up appreciating what we had
for the first time in years.
The sun gave off a different kind of light.
It was somehow brighter and kinder than ever before.
Even the air around us was sweeter.
We lay there under the heavy covers,
side by side and bright eyed,
tingling with the day’s uncertainty.
We were invincible to negativity,
focused on the blue behind the clouds.
We realized no one said things had to be mundane
and called in sick to work.
We didn’t bother to pack
and boarded the first available flight
away from this place called home.
We spent the day with our bare feet
on a warm California beach
and felt genuine again.
We returned to ourselves that day
and went home that night
with freckled shoulders
and a new love for existence.