Look to Remember

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How can I forget

when ruby ripples in indigo call me back

from the tension in my neck, the pain in my head, the serial disasters

broadcast daily–but

how can I forget

when lapping dogs and lap cats bring a deep smile,

and flighty birds, all color and call, pose for pics then burst to the sky

forgetting I’m a friend, and I laugh,

and cirrus fingerprints covering the blue call me back

from the chaos that seems more real than the sacrifice,

from the distance than seems impossible to bridge–but

how could I forget?

I will look and remember.

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About apronheadlilly

wife and mother, musician, composer / poet, teacher, and observer of the world, flawed Christ-follower
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15 Responses to Look to Remember

  1. Vicki says:

    I love your photos and your thoughts.. they are very uplifting.

  2. Yes, they are inspirational. The photos have perfect composition. Nice.

  3. Joe Dallas says:

    Terrific and refreshing. Who’s the beautiful dog? Yours? A collie, or what? Love that shot; love your poem.

  4. dorannrule says:

    Wonderful! Your poem is really awesome and I just want to hug your collie.

    • He would take all the hugging you can give. When we come home, he wedges himself in such a way to get hugs from both ends. If our hands aren’t busy, our existences’ worth is questioned!

  5. nutsfortreasure says:

    I loved the photos and the words were the best! Say a prayer for us up here it will be WILD πŸ™‚ The cat and dog will have to wait for us to shovel to make it outside CRAZY πŸ™‚

  6. Lindy Lee says:

    Yes, “look and remember”…

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