Hmmm, woke up today - the world is different?

The smile on my face is most persistent.

The sun shines brighter, the air smells sweeter,

The pillow softer, the sleep much deeper.

With a new gleam in my eye, I embrace the day,

Having a fuller heart, I turn none away.

So why now this joy, this peace I savor,

Seems I've searched forever, a life's labor?

Within the mirror, is such a happy gent,

I realize Katherine, you're why my world is different!

Copyright 2007 Michael Ulshafer