Thursday, January 17, 2013

Leaves Rising

Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser

Each winter there’s a moment
in which my lungs are
completely freed
of stale air ~

The daffodils are rising!


This, I think, is what it is
to acknowledge prayers

To fall to ones’ knees.

Just like this.

This is what it is to voluntarily
enlist as the voice of an
encouraging angel
for little, faithful plants who
have been tucked away
in the cold and dark
of the underworld,

Somewhat forgotten.

I reach out and stroke
the green, sleek, blade-like leaves,

So bold against the
dank rot
and grey.

Oh, yes.

I shall push through,

© 2013-2016/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Plant Songs" (a work in progress)

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