I Have Them, and You, and This
by Mitali Perkins
Lilacs greet us on our morning walk. "Consider," they urge.
We do. We see it. Neon suits the showy poppies. Lupine dance in purple chiffon. Queen Anne's lace is a stately bride.
Songbirds swaying on stalks trill a welcome, too. "Attend," they sing.
We do. We see them. Hummingbird sips crabapple nectar. Eagle swoops to a rabbit. Pelican hoards a smelly catch. Sparrow's last breath is seen.
We are alone, together, with You. As Water shapes stone. As Light dazzles water. As Stone guards the spring.