Down near the bottom of the crossed-out list
of things you have to do today,
between "green thread" and "broccoli," you find
that you have penciled "sunlight."
Resting on the page, the word is beautiful. It touches you
as if you had a friend and sunlight were a present
sent from someplace distant as this morning — to cheer you up,
and to remind you that, among your duties, pleasure is a thing
that also needs accomplishing.
(Tony Hoagland, 1953 – 2018)