Still

Sunday Mini Challenge in the Garden – Shallows, Deeply

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The robins still nest under my neighbor’s deck
and Zinnias are blooming in my garden
beckoning to the Monarch butterflies
I see squirrels and chipmunks scurrying through the yard
stocking up on birdseed that has
fallen from the feeders like
manna from heaven
in this crazy world where chaos seems the norm,
nature carries on

Life In My Hand

a firefly caught

I look at him

what have I got

the light is dim

here in the shade

it comes and goes

but in the glade

the sunlight flows

I told him lies

his light still shone

but if he dies

can I atone

returned to lawn

he’s quickly gone