Front Porch Swing

Legs crossed
One foot planted
Firmly on the floor
Securely guiding me
Back and forth
A gentle rocking
Not the flying
To the sky
Back and forth
Of childhood
No-this is
The swaying
Of contemplation
A vantage point
For the familiar-
Scenes now fuzzy
Thanks to frayed lines
On well-worn
Window screens-
Yet, beauty remains
Holding power to
Release a rush of
Memories even
As clarity fades-
New-found gratitude
Blurs my restlessness
With each image seen
With each motion felt
With each moment spent
On the front porch swing

6 thoughts on “Front Porch Swing

  1. We’ve just expanded (by 100%) our front porch and – despite the lack of a swing – and we’re spending about 100% more time out there, especially mornings, absorbing coffee and birdsong while we still can before the first snows arrive,

    Thanks for sharing the great write, Sister.

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