tumble of matins

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Sunday morning’s tumble of matins
churning in a circular waterfall
of celebration, an invitation
to enter the day’s flow whispered

from passing cars to the muffled
bark, hushed tones of Sunday
a tentative kiss, an open welcome
to explore Florence in slow time

a gentle waltz of sound turning
‘round the town, the smooth
warmth of coffee urging us
toward
sights, senses in tow

for the filling and tasting that awaits
our eagerness, anticipations
grateful and gratified
at every turn.

swb
9-30-12