Friday, June 8, 2018

Another April poem

In a culture
of false urgency
it’s revolutionary
to feel the breeze
against your arm
to hear the love song
of a robin
to notice the delicate perfume
of a passing lilac

In a culture
of competition for
it’s extraordinary
to offer tenderness
in a chance encounter
to offer connection
to a lonely stranger

In a culture
of isolated desires
it’s astonishing
to pause
although it’s what
we all long for
and what we too often
hold back

Jill Kelly,  April 28, 2018

1 comment:

JourneyWoman said...

Why are there no comments? This was lovely.