Sunday Scribblings: Why I live where I live
Why I Live Where I Live
Far enough from freeways, cars and city lights,
Close enough to family, beach and friendly town;
A haven close enough and far enough from all I need and don't.
Giant Douglas Firs from wild winds protect.
Acres of trees and vast rosy sky
Feed my hungry eyes at days end.
The Coyotes' rallying cry, the barred owl's midnight call,
Whistle of train, horn of sea vessel,
Lull me to sleep and nourish my dreams.
Awakened by birdsong, the world comes alive.
The industrious woodpecker's drilling, the squirrel's busy rustling,
Call me to action.
Seasons come, seasons go,
Each bringing its own particular delight;
Familiar cycles bringing hope.
Happy to just be, in this place,
Reveling in each morning's light, basking in each evening's glow.