365 Day Photo Challenge: Day 36 Back to the Prairie

To be completely alone in nature

you can hear the earth sighing

I am aware of my weight on its golden shoulder

laying back in the tall blue stem grass

the sun touches the most sensitive points

the lips, the eyes

and you realize, you are not alone

sitting beneath the weight of a universe

that watches our every move

and for that moment

it welcomes us with no pretense

nor expectation

I cast barely a shadow

as the warm light

overwhelms the wind

and all is silent again


What do you think?

Written by stevelinebaugh

Oil painter and pastel artist, writer, photographer, graphic designer,
originally from New Jersey

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