Gently in Nature

Gently in Nature



Today's sunlight will last forever in my memory.


Our sky a blue that can't be defined

by a crayon's name.

Neither can the amber of your hair=--

They're both found gently in nature.


We witness the park's afternoon together,

but details will shift in time's shaky embrace.


You will correct me when I misremember

the breed of the runaway dog we saw

and the name of that deli where we bought

those regrettable sandwiches

when I tell our friends about this perfect picnic day,


but for now all I want to focus on

is that spark in your smile as you look

up into my squinting-in-the-sun eyes,

a spark of love found gently in your nature.
Michael Griffith
Michael Griffith began writing poetry to help his mind and spirit stay healthy as his body recovered from a life-changing injury. His poems and non-fiction articles have appeared in many print and online publications and anthologies. He resides and teaches near Princeton, NJ. His first book of poetry is slated for publication later this year.

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