Today, we walked.
The sunset beckoned and we leaned in
Out of the house
Into the world
And into a grassy meadow.
Exposed roots bode welcome as water trickled below.
Come, beckoned a leaning tree with outstretched hand
The grass–red carpet beneath our feet
Rolling landscapes unfolded
Discovered that pine straw is the perfect padding for forests
My favorite part was the forest
Darkened crevices that the children called spooky.
Yet, the shadows gave shade.
Soft padding beneath our feet
Energized and calm
Ready for rest
Thanked God for cowboys and our walk…
And we will rest
Beneath the trees
On beds padded with pine
We will float on a dandelion’s dream
Blown into eternal love
We will listen for the next time she calls
Beckons us into her bosom
Embraces us with warmth
Shows up at our door
We will go to seed with the dandelion
And plant & love in fertile ground