Simple Pleasures

A cup of hot ginger tea

On a cool monsoon morning;

A slice of crisp toast

Slathered with butter.

A surprise visit

From an old friend still living

Evoking nostalgia

For good old times;

A fondly awaited call

From a child long gone

Seeking greener pastures

In alien cultures;

The feel of a cool wet snout

Of an aging pet

Her warm brown eyes

Showing unconditional love;

Such are the simple pleasures

Of the so-called golden years!