Nothing out of the ordinary
Drew me outdoors.
Computer screen too bright,
House too quiet,
I donned coat, headband, down skirt, and boots.
I lay on a bench outside today.
I didn’t feel like doing much else.
Eyes closed, I was wrapped in peace.
A few birds trilling
And the swoosh of boughs bending and waving.
I listened to the wind today.
Unpredictable, unrestrained rushes,
Swirling from seemingly random directions,
As suddenly as they swelled.
I heard a message in the wind today.
Though it is invisible,
No one can deny its effect
Or disprove its existence.
Though it has the power to tear down,
It loves to bring to life still things,
Setting them to a rhythm
And loosening them from confinement.
I heard a message in the wind today,
And a response welled up in my heart.
As the trees danced
In the presence of an unseen force,
I whispered, “He is alive.”