Another Sunrise

We set out before dawn,

again, as we have so many

times before, across the lawn, 

down by the park, further 

through a neighborhood

we have walked for over

a quarter of a century,

our path must be a groove

in some spots by now —

how many times have we 

been shaded by our favorite

giant oak tree, or paused

near the grouping of sage

when it blooms and deepens 

into a richly beautiful lavender 

— I must stop again 

to get a picture —

and how many times 

have we turned the corner

by the school, increased

our step, knowing that the sun 

will break right over the small 

grove of needled-pines, 

and how many times 

has your hand brushed

mine reminding me of a thrill

we still have when we touch,

a tender lover’s caress,

a love that rises and settles

like this waking dawn before us.

—C.L. Fisher, August 2021

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

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