Next Time

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Next time,

I will rest walk.

I will not flit from flower to flower like a butterfly,

capturing this and that in my digital memory.

As fun as that is, next time,

I will think walk.

I will not adrenalin-rush the next tooth and claw scene,

trying not to miss, trying not to blink.

Next time,

I will pray walk,

absorbing the wonder, wondering at the wandering soul I am,

loving the undeserved gift for itself in just this moment.

Next time.

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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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21 Responses to Next Time

  1. dorannrule says:

    What a beautiful peaceful place you have captured. I want to sit there too.

  2. Such a lovely place. Where is it? Love the poem too! Deep breaths, slowing down, etc. I’m still learning that too.

  3. Penelope says:

    wow its stunning there!!!

  4. ly says:

    Great reminder to put the snapshots in our own memory and heart.

  5. So pretty. There was a botanical garden in Omaha. I miss that place.

  6. belocchio says:

    One would never want to leave these gardens. V.

  7. susanpoozan says:

    What a beautiful place, no wonder you bought a year’s pass.

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