Simplicity Is Beautiful

October 13, 2011
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Creaking open the rusty old iron gate
An obscure entry to a secretly kept circle of cacti.
Soft mud slipping off my rain boots
Dragging along: polka-dot umbrella.
I become the center of a microcosmic world
Air tastes sweeter, like an ice cream sundae on a Tuesday.
Mother Nature has dipped the desert in sugar.
The Earth is at a standstill, one moment at a time
Senses sharpen my gaze lingers
Little fleet feet of chipmunks scurry into their underground homes,
Rattlesnakes shatter the hope of a careless rabbit with a single shake of their tail,
The fresh rain is officially here with a call of the quail.
Sudden peace comes over my little patch of heaven,
My mind is serenely blank.

Muscles relax, a happy little rainbow
Passionately inching its way out of the heavy rainclouds blocking its beauty.
Self-absorbed people retreat back into the chaos of what they know,
They call it home.
Alone, empty, I am filled with the knowledge of exactly where I am.

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LauraLee said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Wow Amy - nice work!

Your father is VERY proud, and should be! :-)

Look forward to meeting you someday, Laura Lee

Gdma Norma said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 6:38 pm
Thank you for sharing your creative words and works!  I look forward to even more insights from my talented granddaughter.
Gulbranson said...
Oct. 17, 2011 at 11:26 am
Amy - Great description - you really pull the reader into the moment!
mberrocal said...
Oct. 17, 2011 at 10:57 am
Congratulations Amy!!! writing is a invaluable skill for succes. well done!!!!
skwells said...
Oct. 17, 2011 at 5:46 am
You have !  a way with words!  Keep on writing
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