you run down the leaf
of times you
scorched my skin.
Like a crystal ball
you torment me,
revealing the past,
You can’t bring me down.
I’ve already been to the bottom.
missteps and bruises,
nothing’s easily forgotten.
But something else makes me pause,
to notice you glide down the leaf.
The mysterious way you blend into the world
yet caress the colors beneath
Reminds me of your healing touch,
how if we’d never met,
I couldn’t appreciate the good, the love,
the pink sunset.
I might not hug, kiss, embrace,
or linger before saying goodbye.
I might not get how sweet it is
to hold his hand in mine.
If you hadn’t traveled my cheeks before
the way you run down the leaf,
I couldn’t feel each breath,
each pulse connecting the beats.
descending the leaf, my face
familiar with every bend.
Without you I couldn’t fully smile.
So do what you must.
Tingle my skin.
I love when I find time to go for a quiet, morning walk. I try to plan ahead so water, one form or another, will be on my route. Of course, I can only do so much planning. I can put the bay, a pond, or the ocean on my route, but I can’t plan what might be awaiting me in that water. Finding this Little Blue Heron fishing for a morning snack sure brought a smile to my face. I don’t know how his breakfast plans worked out since I only paused for a moment and didn’t want to intrude, but if making me smile was somehow part of the master plan of my life, I certainly did appreciate the role of this heron. And, I think I’ll keep ‘walking to the water’ as part of my little ol’ plan. 😉
I don’t know what it is about spotting Opsrey with headless fish, but I act like a kid on Christmas morning. A grin spreads across my face, my heart jumps to full speed, and immediately I abandon my vehicle, bike, or veer from the path I’m walking to snap a photo.
I am a very exciting individual, I know. 😉
This Osprey was looking around, probably annoyed I was intruding on a fresh seafood lunch. Don’t worry, I didn’t hang around long…just long enough to take a photo, smile ‘like nobody was watching,’ and to enjoy the moment…And it was a really good moment. 🙂