The following short poem was published in HWA Poetry Showcase Volume III. I can be heard reading "Gratitude," as well as other poems from the anthology, in episode 29 of The Bare Knuckle Podcast (including work by Bruce Boston, Marge Simon, Michael Arnzen, Lisa Morton, and Lucy Snyder).
Thanks for the flower that pleases my eye.
Thanks for the thorn that pricks my skin.
Thanks for the rope to hang me by.
Thanks for the fire to burn it in.