Today, it’s the colors

Today it’s the colors,

inviting me

to see clearly.


The brilliant blue of the sky

against the hunter green of the pines –

The unexpected fuchsia of the crepe myrtle

climbing out of the storm drain –

The glistening silver of morning dew

about to evaporate in the blazing summer sun –

The fiery red of the passing cardinal

flying by soft wisps of white clouds –


And a tow-headed toddler

taking it all in.