Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Why I Go For A Walk At Dawn

I read somewhere that the sun is brighter
Now than it was millions of years ago.
I'm not a scientist, I do not know
The data, calculations, or reasons
Used to back up that determination.

On my morning walk, after days of rain,
A cacaphony of many birds deigned
To mark the ordinary occasion
Of a sunrise. (Though I've seen them before,
So often that I don't think I can count
The number of times I've greeted the bount-
Iful day, dawn still draws me out the door.)

The colors of sunrise do not last long;
A lullaby from childhood that's now gone.

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