I was thinking about the other night
when the sun shined in my apartment,
slats creating patterns across the woodwork.
I thought I might rather watch them fade across the walls
then close the shudders when in the evening
I no longer wondered about the outside
only that happening in here tonight.
Seems there are changes ahead I can see
only recently have the words begun to make any sense
thinking about what might be out there
along with figuring out who I might be.
I see the warmer temperatures start to surround our days,
attractive in their symbolic nature of settling our soul
letting life fill our hearts as is love in her manner.
I know that you can see … everyone in their own lives
going about the business of being who we might be,
perhaps that we wanted all along and only later,
later in life when we had to know, then we began.
See it is that quiet fountain of life we seek
sometimes seeing it in the shadows
always nervous of being exposed in stark light of day.
I think I will try to take a walk today, maybe a bicycle ride,
perhaps just breathe a little differently than the other night.
© Thom Amundsen 5/2021