April 23, 2007

Everyday Miracles


Everyday Miracles

What probably happened,
I explained when retracing our steps
turned up bark with beetle trails,
stone steps leading to a rock that was
big enough for both of us to sit on,
and an abandoned bike with its chain
rusted completely solid (horrifying to you),
but no cell phone,
what probably happened is
that someone already found it
between when we dropped it
and when we turned around to look for it.

Probably what will happen
is that someone will call our home
to tell me that they found it,
and we'll get it back that way.
And when it happened just that way,
you seemed pleased but not surprised.
After all, this was the same day 
we discovered
that our shadows could touch and tickle
even if we never did.


5 comments:

Tracy said...

Oh, wow. I have such a talented sis! Beautiful, beautiful, and such a gift for D -- both that you share these moments with him, and that you save them fo him with your writing. xoxox

Wendy said...

and this is exactly why i keep coming back...

KerrdeLune said...

Perfect, absolutely perfect - it warmed my heart and I shed a tear or two while reading it. Perfect in every way!!!

cloudscome said...

I love the shadow discovery. How fun!

Crafty Green Poet said...

this is so beautiful, everyday miracles indeed...