April 29, 2015 ~ Missing the Miracle
The leaves have bloomed,
Flung themselves out in careless freedom
Against the beaming sky,
And I, I did not even notice.
How did I miss the miracle?
How did I forget to anticipate
The birth of the spring,
This jeweled explosion that only comes once a year?
Why did I allow it to slip past me
Without a tear for what I’d lost?
I was blind this year—
May it never happen again.