Today it’s the colors,
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.