I match my gait to the beat of my buds,
a dance in my step, arms raise up
like wings against the spring wind:
I become invincible (once again).
The trees seem to bow before me as I pass;
no selfies, only Nature do I photograph,
except when I think of capturing my shadow—
wind-whipped, flying, part human, part eagle.
Of course, a heart-shaped, hot-air-balloon cloud floats by
to widen my smile with symbolism, a recognized sign.
Peace and harmony and mutual respect
are the consistent qualities of my nature relationship.
Yesterday’s lows give way to today’s highs
as I leave my shadow to continue on
and ascend to the sky for a time…
Poem and Image
by Laura Denise