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An Evening in July

geese on lake
photo by Wolfgang Stearns

i sit on the balcony and watch the boats and the barges,
the goldfinches and the swallows,
a baby robin who is being fed by its mother,
flags waving in the breeze–
the dog sniffs the warm air,
a heron swoops toward the marsh,
the geese congregate,
bees circle my glass of sherry,
a man stands on a paddle board and struggles against a strong wake,
the sun sets gently


photo by Wolfgang Stearns
photo by Wolfgang Stearns

I want to be an open vessel for otherwise unthought thoughts;
a tranquil glass of tequila, ready to be injusted and enjoyed.
A single rain drop or snowflake or tear stain or puddle splash;
content to have had one moment in the sun.
I want to be the echo of swallow calls in a cave;
light refracted from window to wall;
diamonds reflected from stilled waters.

A list

photo by Wolfgang Stearns
photo by Wolfgang Stearns


This list inspired by Susannah Conway’s post today:

Reading: The Time in Between by Maria Dueñas

Feeling: Glad to see the sun for two days in a row

Smelling: The tang of cut grass

Tasting: Blueberry coffee

Listening: John Gorka

Creating: New graphics for a client’s website

Wanting: More energy

Pondering: The book I’m reading (mentioned above) has brought back so many conversations of my childhood home. How does our past mold the people we become in the future?

And lastly, one of my own:
Remembering: A walk along the rim of the Grand Canyon after a storm