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
so I could
watch the monarch
shifting position
ever so slightly
in order to
partake of nectar
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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