Poet’s Corner: “Grateful” – Esther Cohen


French psychiatrist
Jacques Lacan, big theories,
he says we qualify
all our pleasures.
Yes, But.
We aren’t naturally
grateful enough.
This year
I’d like to be less
Yes, But.
To just say yes.
To remember
what I know
is true. If we
are lucky,
we wake up
and morning
is sky
beginning once again
a day when we
hold on
to nothing
except now
and yes and love.


Esther Cohen writes, teaches, book doctors, and is a cultural activist.  For her daily poems: esthercohen.com