The Elements: A Poem
In the moments of realization and recognition
That everything is just as perfect as can be,
the world gets brighter.
Perhaps this is what they mean
When they say en-lighten-ment.
The sun is my fire.
It's rays heat my darkening skin,
casting lights and shadows across the hills.
The wind, my messenger of peace,
The birds' song sounds of longing
then quiets in discovery.
The legs of the cricket
buzz in the sparse grasses
And the dog's low-throated growl sends the deer prancing
into the trees.
Slipping deeper into the water,
I breathe in the freshness,
Aware that this moment is everything.
The computer buzzes with alerts of emails and comments
And things to do.
My mind dreams of what I will do today,
My heart cherishes the precious,
the breaths that bring awareness
Of the gift of
The earth is my champion.
My spirit lifts in gratitude
To this moment,
To this opportunity,
To this reality.