Now

By Haven Lindsey  in  blog  on  04.20.2024

On an island surrounded by

Fear that pretends to be

Anger and

Disgust and

Distrust

looking out and seeing

Division and

Segregation

one side says, “THIS!”

one side says, “THAT!”

both sides fatally flawed by

Conviction

everyone claiming to be

Awake

when in reality

no one is.

 

On an island

watching bees emerge from the Earth

hearing sounds of hummingbirds

before my eyes catch up with them

seeing buds on vines and tree limbs

some flowers in bloom

others waiting their turn

the backdrop of sweet songbirds filling the air.

 

Those are the moments

removed from the manufactured

Ugly

emersed in Nature’s Beauty and

Wisdom

when my heart sees that

despite all the Fear

pretending to be

Hatred

there is

Hope.