A good day

is when the street doesn't flood 
and you can make your way home.
A good day is when you wake up
without pounding in your heart.
A good day is no appliance
breaking down when least expected.
A good day is when no phone call
pours an oily waterfall of little
tragedies in your ear. A good day
is one deck umbrella rib broken
but not all of them, and it still
opens. A good day is finding
the book you were looking for.
A good day is the pain in your chest
being only heartburn and not your life
burning to the ground. A good day
is ice cubes in water and one Excedrin.
A good day is gardenias opening.
A good day is loose shoulders.
A good day is a little money
left over after the bills are paid.
A good day is someone anticipating
what you need for a change.

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