The Only Source of Light

If I had not stepped outside
of the darkened house tonight,
I would have missed the ripple
of Jupiter behind low clouds,
and the musk of burned cedar
collecting in the eaves.  I would not
have noticed the small flame flickering
inside of my own bedroom window,
softening the walls
with an almost unbearable
sweetness.

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2 thoughts on “The Only Source of Light

  1. Oh, I love this one! To stand outside and look back into your home and see the flicker of light…..so sweet. And, I like the idea that one needs to take the time to step out (of their own reality?) to notice the great miracle (Jupiter) and to fill the senses with the natural world (cedar).

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