by Michael Hofferber. Copyright © 1996. All rights reserved.
A cat herds you toward the kitchen, crying breakfast. You heat water on the stove, break eggs over a frying pan, pour milk from a carton.
The kitchen windows are dark and reflective. Hold a hand against the glass and look outside. Skies are clear. No sign of those showers. There's the moon, a soap shaving hanging above the horizon with Venus, the morning star.
A warm mug of coffee. A newspaper. Livestock and grain prices. These are morning matters.
Continued at... In The Morning.
Artwork: Crescent Moon and Venus by John K. Nakata.
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