Pauses

“Man has created some lovely dwellings — some soul-stirring literature. He has done much to alleviate physical pain. But he has not…created a substitute for a sunset, a grove of pines, the music of the winds, the dank smell of the deep forest, or the shy beauty of a wildflower.”           

—Harvey Broome

We pause in traffic,

slowing to a stop, allowing 

for one-way passage on a bridge

under contruction on a back-

roads drive through Texas,

and I am glad for the delay—

I roll down my window, 

allow my eyes to focus

on the mellow-green

grasses, tall white blossoms

before a far-field of yellow, 

wild-blooms under a serene-

blue sky — what a blessing 

these unexpected pauses — 

may I always find beauty 

in the waiting moments, living 

life as fully amid the interruptions 

as I do in the smooth courses

on this journey of life.

—C.L. Fisher, June 2021

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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