Moments to Steal


In the midst of a hectic day, juggling many tasks on a long to-do list, I took a cup of tea and my camera to the garden and stole a few minutes for myself. I sat on the grass and watched the light move and change on this Chrysanthemum plant as a cloud drifted into the sun’s rays. Not only was my spirit fed but my creativity was restored and my productivity increased for the rest of the day.  I think it is essential to intentionally slow down to notice the subtleties, the beauty, each moment holds; life becomes richer with more meaning and depth.

Moments to Steal

Sun, I reach for you 
to kiss me
reflect your light
for those to see.

Beauty in hues
organge through yellow
slight of pink
glorious fellow.

The crisp air
change of season
but bees still visit
not yet frost burden,

nor humid weight
or low dew point, feel
a perfect day
for moments to steal.