for Alexa

Far from me
you are happy
Happy in white snow
boots and mittens
you knitted yourself, happy
without me
the singed toes,
you, the frosty
nose of a continent

Picture me, happy
(it’s true!) in slapping
huaraches and long
sleeves in the heat
dancing with dirt
devils and wood-
smoke philosophies

What you may not
know, Dear One
is how often
I am drawn to the light
behind the sun-
set, not the dangerous view,
but, the overlooked splendor
of our commencement

Beneath the nimbus of the day
tinted with epiphanal twilight
I think of you

© 2013 Abby Smith, Writer

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About vsvevg

Hello, I'm Abby Smith. I started this blog in 2010 to write about the pursuit of a self-sustainable life in rural Mexico. In 2015, my then-husband and I moved to Nicaragua, where we created a successful farm-to-table and in-house charcuterie program for a high-end beach resort. In 2022, with mad butchery and cheese-making skills under my belt, I started a sustainable food systems consulting business. Happily, I also have more time for my first love-- writing about food and the complexities of the simple life.

3 thoughts on “Housewarming

  1. Abby … thank you for that lovely gift … I can visualize us both in the places we love … far apart but bound together (the best gift of all!) I love you – Lex

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