little things

by Kayla Raymond

Cream cheese.
Cinnamon raisin bagel.
Morning prayer holding hands at ViBella.
Necklaces, lots of necklaces.
Wrapping wire and cutting chain.
Fried plantains with my favorite red sauce.
Walking through plantain field.
Hugs from an old lady.
New friends.
Old friends.
Haitians knowing all the words to the titanic theme song.
An air conditioned vehicle.
Fresh bananas.
Having good tennis shoes.
Running around with children.
“Simon says” in another language.
Dum-dum suckers.
Dirty feet.
Ice cold water.
Loveson’s practical jokes.
Supper with fiance.
Clean feet.
Belly laughter.
Baby girl falling asleep on my chest.
A comfy bed.
A cool fan.
More ice cold water.
The sound of the ocean waves.

It’s the little things that make this life beautiful.