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Almost Everything Around You

By , Sacramento, CA
When one drops a pebble it makes a sound.
When one drops that pebble into a river the sound is different.
When it hits the ground it may simply lay there or it may bounce a few times first.
When it hits the water it will sink to the bottom.
You will see rings and then the pebble is lost among its’ brothers and sisters.
If you wait long enough the pebble may be washed away.
It will travel and see new places. It will settle down, but not forever.
I am this pebble,
Just as I am almost everything else.
I am there when the tree falls in the forest and no one else is around.
I am a blade of grass among thousands.
I am that golden leaf that twirled in the wind as it fell to the ground last fall.
I am the snowflake that enchanted a child.
I am almost everything you see around you.

If one sees a baby bird they may see it in a nest.
If one sees a baby bird learn to fly they may notice that it does not always want to leave the nest.
If one sees a baby bird learn to fly and then fly away they may notice that it does not always come back.
It will settle down and make its’ own nest and begin the cycle again.
I am this bird,
Just as I am almost everything else.
I witness the dewdrops form.
I am the dewdrops.
I am the rose that bloomed just this morning
I am the morning light that filters through your window.
I am almost everything you see around you.

If you plant a seed and watch it, you will see a plant start to grow.
If you don’t know what kind of seed you planted you will be surprised in the end.
I am this seed.
I am the mystery that came with it.
I am what some people try to unravel in their minds.
I am Nature.





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