Spring Canopy and Other Thoughts
The canopy thickens.
The great trees once again
Are 'home' for the birds and squirrels,
Their privacy screened from prying eyes.
The spreading boughs are beautiful,
But I do miss their naked eccentricity
And visibility of the small creatures.
These animals struggle through the same cycle
We all share:
Mating – birthing – rearing – and feeding.
I wonder if 'rest' is a non-idea to other animals.
Sometimes it seems that way even to us humans,
Especially to those with children.
And even more so, in these difficult days,
With young children in LOCKDOWN!
A non-stop trial hour after hour,
Making or breaking 'Character'
Of either the grown-up or the child.
'Strength' is an amazing word,
Totally personal in crisis.
Create your own criteria as you are able
And keep it constantly before you,
Like a beacon.
It's a 'trust' thing,
And it is yourself you are trusting.
Really, rather wonderful.
Like the trees and the small animals
Cynthia Buell Thomas, April 2020