Tribute?

That tree outside my window lost a branch

before the wind

gained any

sway. Was

this 

way of

offering

up a part of

itself to honor nature’s larger whole?

                                                                                           JDG

For Now

Tonight I rejoice in the evening sun.

I don’t know what

tomorrow 

will bring,

but

for

now, I’ll

celebrate

what is right here –

rolling green pastures lit with shining sun.

                                                                                          JDG

And There’s The Rub

I’ve considered the lilies of the field.

I want to grow

more like them

and not

spin

tales

that make

me anxious.

 I suspect I’ll

have to toil in a way lilies don’t.

                                                                              JDG

 

 

The Light Slowly Dawns

Making a big to-do over having

too much to do

doesn’t help

me get

things

done;

instead

 I come more

undone. I sigh

and slowly let the sun rise steady me.

                                                                                      JDG

All Shook Up

Sometimes anxiety seizes and shakes,

turns us into

a frothing,

foaming

mess.

If

we pause,

let ourselves

witness and wait,

a slow settling could leave us more clear..

                                                                                         JDG

Creeping Kudzu Of The Mind

Creeping Kudzu of the mind – fear, worry,

blame – chokes out old

growth, smothers

new, slides

from

mind

to mind,

leaving no

room for the green

of love, acceptance, or wisdom to grow.

                                                                                           JDG

White Clover

As much as I admire your plucky

insistence that

 wherever

you land

you’ll

put

down roots

and bloom, I

 really think you’ll

feel more at home in the pasture next door.

                                                                                         JDG

                                                                                                                                                            photograph by anandasandra from pixabay