masquerading as sunlight

sunlight, breaking

to a tear
is nothing like
the view from my sofa.

watching rippling leaves
in the breezes
always pleases

a precious kind
of mind
that appreciates

the specialties
we define

scattered throughout our realm
by providence
or some familiar God

as the sunlight, breaking
through the shade

which balms me, here
as it would you

as it did you -

once upon
a lifeline.