Sometimes You get What You Need
Shopping at the big box store
buying trinkets and bobbles
deodorant and electronics
I wonder is this any way to avail myself
of the season’s promised transcendence
when the friend at my elbow
says “hurry we have to catch the sunset.”
Caught in traffic and one-way streets we
drive around looking for unobstructed views.
Stopping traffic on a side streets I hand her my phone
to capture the fire before it goes out.
Unsure of our success we drive on
past no trespassing signs, on unmarked pavement
until we reach the place between earth and sky
the expanse of the bay opened before us and
we are captured by the flame of grace.
Carol Carlisle 12/18/13
What would you go off the beaten path to find? Also, if you are so moved feel free caption these clouds like we use to.