Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Yesterday and tomorrow (Day 699)


Yesterday and tomorrow whisper

the muted hum of bumblebees inspecting

    a fragrant bank of honeysuckle

the purr of a cat stretched full-length

    in a pool of morning sunlight

the soft buzz of a hovering hummingbird

    testing a heavy-headed lilac

today and tomorrow tell me their secrets 

    in hushed library voices

while today remains silent, tranquil, a mirror 

    coolly reflecting, in elegant detail, 

the truths already known to my heart 



(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: Derek Keats/Wikimedia Commons

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