First thought, what is this creature?!
Second thought, where does it live?!
Third thought, I want to pet it!!
It’s a bundle of colorful, furry bliss!!
I see the caption, thank God it’s there.
Portland, The Magical Garden.
Of course this is where my new squishy lives!
Good name for something this awesome.
©2017 Elizabeth Dianne Johnson
Zipping by, you caught my eye,
It was just you and me.
Elevated within a dusty landscape,
You danced among the manzanita tree.
A winged jewel,
Light, a servant to your colorful arrangement.
My eyes could not look away,
Mesmerized by the iridescent.
I watched as you took moments to rest,
Wondering if you knew I was present,
Intrigued that you were alone like me,
Party to solitudes’ peaceful gifts.
Upon discovering your name,
I find it suits your beauty.
Dear Anna’s hummingbird,
Thanks for pausing to let me see.
My heart was troubled
Disconnected from the light
Deep in the throws of negativity
Viewing life with dark-filtered eyes
Serendipitously my attention refocused
On a small piece of creations’ beauty
Perfection in colors and patterns
God’s art arrayed, gloriously
With the filter no longer influencing my sight
I entered awe’s dwelling with a humbled heart
Experiencing needed pause and reflection
I was again centered in the moment, now unlocked
Hypnotized by the plumes of a peacock
I was instantly swept away
From the accumulated pain and sadness
I accepted throughout the day