a simple accidental moment

January 24, 2012 § 2 Comments

it was the kind of thing
that, had I not stopped
and got in close,
something so small
yet so grand
would never
have been noticed
much less given
any thought

a simple accidental moment
offered
so I could
watch the monarch
shifting position
ever so slightly
in order to
partake of nectar
then
lifting away
when done

leaving flecks
of wingdust
nearly microscopic
where she had been
had I not slowed down
that one time
those colors would have
(as I’m sure so much in
lifes spectrum has before)
been lost to me

a spouses glance
a childs laugh
a friends troubles
an apology
a bit of praise
small answers to
big questions, all gone

with little but
the smudged markings
of hectic choice
left behind

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