A to Z Blog Challenge Meets NaPoWriMo
Theme: It’s the Little Things
April 27, 2015
I met Crystal almost a year and a half ago in the My 500 Words Facebook group. An easy friendship formed, and I have been blessed to be in several incarnations of smaller writing groups with her. I quickly learned that when one wanted the unvarnished truth about a piece of one’s writing, but truth diplomatically delivered, Crystal was the woman to seek out. Today she takes the letter W and shares a poem she wrote about a precious, ephemeral gift she was witness to.
by Crystal Thieringer
“I saw this, I thought of you.”
Changing daily, personalities emerging
Plaintive cries, sibling rivalry, exploring together
Curiosity, new toes, clicking sounds
Testing limits, flexing muscles, finding brave
Soundless, sad, so quick
One more hour, one more day, maybe two
A call, an answer, a heartbeat response
Did you fall? Were you hurt? Were you hiding?
Go, don’t go, go, no don’t
Owlets on the rooftop