Learning ways to stay
immersed in nature
while I’m in the city,
I listen for birdsong,
watch the play of sun and shadow
on tree leaves
as breeze gently—or not so
gently—
moves through them.
On the prairie,
sky is the biggest presence,
even more
than the expanse of rolling prairie.
How to notice sky,
then, in a city scape?
These summer days,
a water bottle is usually
close at hand. And one day
I noticed that when I tip it
up to drink, there
is sky.

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