Traffic is heavy
along well-traveled routes~
majestic sloops glide along,
tall and stately,
follow their gentle wake,
while kayaks slip silently across the smooth surface
and tourists wave from water taxis.
blowing at gale force
flipping patio furniture,
and roaring like a lion,
blowing sun-kissed breezes,
puffs of white clouds
ambling slowly across a china blue sky,
like baby lambs in the field.
My Car- My Life:
still filled with the superfluous remnants of the move,
exterior splattered with bird guano,
and the lingering smell of the pizza
that wasn’t for me.
in a room drenched with light,
bright blue sky,
reflected in the smooth river,
my slice of paradise.
The river like glass,
a mirror reflecting the morning sun,
its smooth surface broken
into concentric circles,
by a young dolphin,
searching for breakfast.
The ragged volume
filled with memories,
of joy, pain and sorrow,
the last page a testament of resilience,
and a promise~
of sunny days ahead.
Little bluebird sitting on the fence,
blend in with the clear, blue sky.
We humans build walls,
to separate –
we create artificial barriers
to keep those different people
from mixing with “us.”
Walls are first created in our hearts
when we divide the human race by-
race, tribe, religion, politics, sex,
then we build a wall to keep
the “others” away.
But travel by air into space-
and notice there are no barriers
on this fragile blue planet.
Lessons learned today:
stand, don’t sit,
spend more time with loved ones and friends,
find joy everyday~
Celebrate my resilience.
Choosing peace through beauty, nature, words.
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