Sometimes there are things
more important
than sleep.
The last sliver of moon,
apricot,
above the horizon before
dawn
and straight-up overhead,
Venus,
so close,
glowing til morning
when the sky blazes red
then pink, orange and gold.

 

Morning Sky on the Prairie
3 Dec 2010

It dawns
this December morning
as well
that no matter the vagaries of the world,
there is always
natural beauty;
natural beauty that
beckons us
toward dawning awareness
of the beauty within
all.