The Commute

13.4 miles—

there and back again—

it is a groove, an echo, 

a pattern, my route.

I rarely vary the way,

same turns same times

each day, and I pray,

listen to a tune or two,

contemplate my list

of to-dos, but the best

relay of my repeated loop

happens when my eyes 

and spirit are attuned

enough to see something,

even one thing, new,

maybe the sway of limbs 

in a desert willow, the last 

bit of snow on a stretch 

of green hedges, or sweet

little blooms that refuse

the hibernation of winter,

images that make me alive

to the vitality of the truth—

this is a dynamic creation!

Oh, what blessings awaken

when we engage in this 

glorious  life we’re given!

—C.L. Fisher, January 2021

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5 thoughts on “The Commute

      1. Lol! I pictured you holding your dress up to reduce the soiling as you trek the prairies. You inspired me to return to walking daily nonetheless. I used to walk 3 miles a day, but my bony shins started feeling all too well the wear and tear. I run around the softer (sand under weeds) yard now with my dog playing.


      2. My husband and I do walk 2-3 miles every day we are able — it is my favorite form of exercise, but my insistent need to stop and check camera angles and snap pics every few minutes makes for an inconsistent pace lol

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