Overlooking the Obvious

I’m open to your suggestion,
I said to the sky.
And the wind replied with a sigh,
giving me the cold shoulder
and a shivering, withering brush-off.
I’m willing to look at things
in a new light, I told low winter sun.
She blinked behind a wisp,
a sky-borne snow scarf,
ducked behind a gray curtain,
making shadow puppets
of the passing clouds.
C’mon, Nature, fill me
with inspiration,
I whispered to the cardinals,
these pennants adorning
skeleton maples.
An empty mitten oak leaf
scurried across virgin snowpack
to its slushy demise.
And Nature said, “I just did.”

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One thought on “Overlooking the Obvious

  1. So adorable……nature’s nascent hints that occur all around us, all the time & in our hurried passage we fail to notice!!! Absolutely marvelous write, Joseph thanks for bringing this so much so obvious that otherwise remains hidden 🙂

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