Look at the Animals

Andrew 6

Bustling life
Traffic, smog,
Corporate strife
The air is thick
The clocks that tick
The cars race to work
The deadlines and coffee stains
Star Bucks and Starstruck
Sitting the evenings away
Watching the square box that lights up the room
The stars they tap-dance
The moon sits back, illuminating the plants
The breath of creation breathing
Animals scurrying
A busy owl building a nest
Ants marching carrying fruit
Badgers burrowing downtown
Cocoons hanging from limbs
Caterpillars waiting to burst forth
Beautiful Monarchs all aglow
Inhaling spirit
Exhaling glory
They know what they were created to do
The delicate nectar of a flower in bloom
Feeding a bee
A tiny field mouse nibbling a plant
A white-tailed fawn leaping
A nightingale singing Omio Babbino Caro
A Red-tailed hawk soaring
Yes, all creation sings
A spider weaving a silky golden web
A tiny colt, a newborn calf
A tranquil stream
A rushing river filled with salmon
Feeding a black bear
Feeding a king
And here we sit staring at a cell phone that holds no breath
Inside the four walls of a cubicle counting down to death
401k’s and taxes galore
A bloody election.’
A bloody war
Research papers and multiple tests
Waiting for an advancement
Waiting for fame
But look at the animals
They will teach us not to complain

Fling the stress aside
Stretch out your wings, oh daughter, and fly
Splash in a puddle
Kiss in the rain
Throw out your planner
Take a picnic for lunch
And seek out a tree
Eat a baguette with brie
Prickly pears and sesame seeds
Read poetry for a week
Dr. Seuss and Mother Goose
Laying golden eggs
Climb a beanstalk
Sip some tea
Eat a biscuit
Quiet things
Live in the moment
Drink in each day
Fold your hands and fold your knees
Unfold your smiles and face your dreams
Look up at the Creator whose hands measured All the seas
And breathe
Just breathe
And dance
Just dance
In Awe
Of all His Glory
Photo by Andrew Mushekov.

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