Empty and Full

It’s a funny thing


if you are moving so fast

that you don’t notice jeweled-dew

resting on a new leaf;

if your mind is moving on

to the next thing

while he is telling his story;

If you crawl into bed

and haven’t breathed in

any part of the goodness

that embraced you 

on your rising;

then, you are likely to feel


But, if you pause 

over your cup and

see the nuthatch

flutter past the window;

if you smile back

at the lounging cat;

if you hear the love

ringing through

the telling of the

inconsequential tale–

then, you are very likely

to be



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