I’ve got some songs playing
in the background while I clean
up around the house.
It’s the usual stuff, loud,
with a thrumming beat
that keeps me company.
Today I’m not inclined to pick
a favorite and play it on repeat
until I don’t even hear it anymore.
Instead, I hit the shuffle button
and trust that what comes up
will be just the right inspiration.
So I surrender to the music and
let it take me to places in my heart
that I never even considered.
There, I found a companion in
the rhythm that matched the beating
of my own heart.
Or maybe it’s the other way around
and my heart aligned itself
with the song.