Good Morning!

Keep it simple.
Start it right.
It’s a new day.
Start by taking dogs out,
repeating the Third Step Prayer
as the water’s freshened,
then circling the yard
several times
saying the Seventh Step Prayer,
the Serenity Prayer,
then the OA Promise,
followed by prayers for abstinence,
for loved ones and family,
the prayer list sometimes shortened
as one friend says, “for everyone!”
Then inside. No need for originality.
the same breakfast virtually every day.
Well thought through, it sets the day,
the meals are for sustenance,
not for entertainment. Dogs eat first,
husband next then my oatmeal,

an egg cooked in, a serving of fruit added,
and it’s time for morning readings,
food for the body and for the soul,
a true Good Morning!