Perception

A change in the way you chose

to behold, taking the time to know

life as it is, as it can be when

you really want to see.

You think there is no artistry;

the day may seem dull,

and you hear no music,

see no color, feel no love.

Wait; be still; attend; there

is beauty all around us —

tiny stems opening vibrant

blooms at our feet, 

consoling music in the wind 

moving through the leaves 

and echoing in wood 

hollows, the song

of birds in the trees, 

even the startled

flutter of nestlings awaiting 

their mother.  We have music 

within, the thump of our own 

hearts and the gentle

breathing of a loved one

sleeping near us, a lullaby

that soothes us to dream

The warming sun wakes up 

our bones; the glowing moon 

gives us the day’s last poem

We are a people of perspective —

we see as we feel as we believe.

I am witness to a creation 

by a God who loves and lives

and gives us all we need

to perceive and be a people

with eyes wide open to all

the beauty existing now

and resonating into our

imperishable tomorrows.

—C.L. Fisher, May 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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