Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

In Gratitude of Here and Now

The smooth silver clouds have edges
so perfectly smooth
they look like cardboard cutouts
painted by a freshman drama student
in hopes of impressing Miss Most Talented
And I take a hint from my dogs
who seem to think there's nothing else
in the world to do
right now
then to sit and watch the molten metals
streak the sky and snuff out the sun
It lasts a few moments until
Alfie needs his ear scratch very badly
and I notice an errant vine behind him
climbing down the wall
instead of up
forging its own path
but missing the point completely
The sun is up
at least from where I sit
right now
but I suppose it is down for many people
at this very moment
Damn, I've been outsmarted by a vine
who seems to understand relativity
much better than I ever will
And I realize it is cold as the sun sets
and rises
The colors are softer this time of day
quiet, still
I look like I'm trying much too hard
out here
in my highlighter yellow hoodie
sticking out like a neon sign
on a nature preserve
The palm trees rustle with laughter
or maybe it's just the wind
blowing through the here
and now


  1. I love the idea of trees laughing! :)

  2. beautiful word picture of a beautiful here and now moment

  3. I like you in as a neon sign in nature -- makes it easier to spot ya!

  4. Ok now you're just showing off :)


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