Afternoon Retreat

When I have sat too long

looking at data on a white

screen, I need a reprieve,

so I push up from my little

work nook and head for the 

my little oasis of greenery.

Some would walk by and never 

notice; even some who see

it everyday pay it little attention,

but it is paradise to me.

This charming tuft of land

surrounded by concrete

but shaded by a few trees

and the shadow of the church

welcomes me, and I can breathe

deeply, find sanctuary.

I search for new buds, 

watch for all that crawls 

and flutters, and wait for new

friends to land near me.  

This is a wee place,

maybe a twenty by

ten foot space, but I am 

lost in a world of beauty.

Finding harmony with nature,

stepping in and realizing

the changing features

of foliage and bloom,

reminds me that this 

marvelous world

of growing things

was made for us

to enjoy as we praise

His greater creation —

and it, my friends,

is glorious.

—C.L. Fisher, August 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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