Thursday, February 28, 2013

Waiting in the Dark

Encased, chicks, caterpillars and buds 
are not privy to time lapse frames 
speeding by or hopeful endings 
where light lives and wind breathes. 
 They need to wait patient without a future 
till first flights and colors call them out, 
seconds witnessing dawn's duel 
against darkness on reckoning day.   


Maureen said...

"They need to wait patient without a future": a provocative thought. How many of us are willing to do that? Sometimes I think we live too much with the future in mind and therefore miss what's offered in our immediate presence.

Thank you for a thoughtful poem, Kathleen.

Kathleen Overby said...

Thanks Maureen. It is hard....the cocoon's darkness. And scary.

Anonymous said...

i have been peeking at buds, hoping to see a petal show.