Sort out my day; sweep up the detritus of yesterday; dust the promise of tomorrow.

Kitchen steeping in crumbs of butter toast and raspberry tea.

Smile-fast dreams; past lives of wettened whimsy: rubber ducks and geranium-red dresses.

Once a warrior; once an explorer; once a lover. Now . . .

Kitchen window frames my world; rust-patina encases my heart.

Written for mmlm sunday writing prompt collage; written during life in the time of virus.