Autumn cattails

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Autumn cattails

Roasted marshmallows on a stick
dripping sweet fluff
that momma bird
wove into her cozy grass nest
made visible at leaf-fall of autumn
along the dusty country road.

When the dust settles
and the branches stand bare,
when the cattails lose their tight composure
and the chicks have long fledged,
there is a vulnerable, honest moment
to reflect on where and how and with whom
you spend your precious time,
that bare moment when you question
and yearn and choose to leave your nest
and fly.

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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