Life’s Gifts

In truth, the little bird
could barely contain his heart
Racing as it was
with his excitement
What surprises and gifts
life brings…

Star Bright

Like jewels on velvet
the stars sparkled
I asked, “Can’t you do something
a little more exciting?”
Then, the biggest, brightest
flared, jumped, circled it’s neighbor
and flew out of view
Quicker than a hummingbird
as if to say, “I’m outta’ here!”
I stood there
mouth agape at the audacity