Have you noticed?
Have you noticed
the ease with which a feather falls?
The grace with which mule deer bound when running?
Or the effortless speed of the antelope?
The natural flutter of an aspen leaf navigating a breeze?
The love of water for gravity?
The Sun for shining
and the Moon for reflecting
and the Stars for sparkling
or Robin for singing
Or even your own breath
for coming and going?
So tell me please
Why is it I or you…
Why is it human kind struggle so
to be at home and at peace in the world?
Why can we too not glisten
with love in our hearts
the way Morning’s first light
sparkles with countless tiny rainbows of promise
off the rain drops on the needles of a juniper bow?
Perhaps if we too remember
our belonging to the wholeness of things
we might walk with ease and joy
as foretold in the stories of old.