Windows Open the Mind

Always looking, waiting for
beauty and peace of
children laughing and playing,
dangling feet from a swing
ever ready to leap
finding new adventures
grey skies and blue
harbor moments of
knowing that all of
life is
meant to place me in the
opening a
portal glimpsing into a world
quite unknown but
staring, I gaze
through the
veneer each day a
window into pervasive
xenophobia drawing a
yearning for
zealous kindness.

. . .

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
—Khalil Gibran

pink red buds blossom on a single branch with blue sky and limbs in the background. Text: Poetry centers the heart. by Kathryn LeRoy

. . .

And always—

Be kind. Be brave. Be you.

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Photo: Windows  © Kathryn LeRoy

Poem form: Abecedarian and inspired by dVerse Poets prompt on window gazing