Seconds


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As the second hand goes around

Life moves on

With you and me in the movement

Where we started

Where will we end?

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It’s  about the in-between

What we do

What we see

What we give

That is the matter of who we are

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Moments of Spring


Change starts slowly
As we move from
One season to the next

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A little green here
A splash of color there
Then a season quickens

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Cast your slights elsewhere
Then to look back
It is gone

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In those short early
Moments of Spring

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Dance in the Light


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Hold Still
Stand in silence
Listen to the musical notes
As the first rays
Of the sun
Touch the sky
Unfolds a day
As the night’s dew
Descends to the ground

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Light dances
In color and shadow
With each moment
Until it fades
Beyond the horizon

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Night skies
Star light
Light from beyond time
Beyond our imagination
All notes of a symphony

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Not to orchestrate
Just to listen

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Move softly
With all that is around
Of day or night
To dance in the light

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Footprints


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Step lightly
To do as little harm
As we step forward
In a world teeming with life

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Time and the forces of nature
May erase some of our former steps
But there are more than 7 billion of us

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Ever stepping forward
Ever the desire
Ever the need for more

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Our footprints become heavier
As we mar the ground beneath our feet
Ever harming more living things
Those that are not us

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The steps of the past are still there
If we look behind

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It is to our next steps
To our children, and to theirs’
To learn
To teach

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To step lightly
And do as little harm
In a world teeming with life
For it shouldn’t be only about us

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Kicking Leaves Again


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The trees are bare
Yet no trace of a season remains
Raked and bagged, it is no more

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Except in my little plot of this earth
Where the leaves still swirl
Lifted by the November gales

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The energy spend of a summer season
Will remain, food for the life in the soil

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It will again
Be the the green of our next growing season

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For now I will be out kicking leaves
Until the snows of winter
Blankets the fall and prepares for a coming spring