My wife made pesto
and shared some of it
with Katie, our neighbor
who served it with pasta
for her and her husband.
She emailed first thing this
morning, saying Delicious!
Earlier in the week
Katie held out cookies
she made for her
grandchildren along with
fresh cut lilacs
in a sweet little vase
and brought them over.
Peace given in simplicity,
joy sprinkled with cinnamon
on a colorful plate.
Crises and big decisions loom.
For now, it doesn’t
take much.

–Allan Cox