I will enjoy this life. I will open it
like a peach in season, suck the juice
from every finger, run my tongue over
by chin. I will not worry about clichés
or uninvited guests peering in my windows.
I will love and be loved. Save and be saved
a thousand times. I will let the want into
my body, bless the heat under my skin.
My life, I will not waste it. I will enjoy this life.

Kate Baer