Today, it’s as if fall has returned to the desert. Morning dawns overcast and grey with a rouge glow in the east awaiting the rising sun. My garden is thriving; the swirling air is fragrant with roses, herbs, and citrus tree blooms.Vibrant wildflowers stand out in stark contrast to the obscured glow of the hidden sun. The tinkling of various chimes and bells playfully dancing surrounds me. A gust of wind chills my aching bones as I pull my sweater tighter around me. Bette Davis was right when she said “Old age ain’t no place for sissies!” But in spite of my aches and pains, I cherish this precious moment for I am here and grateful for my simple but rich life.
cooling spring zephyr-
dressed in supernal colors
©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg
dVerse Poets Pub: Haibun Monday
Author’s Note: Day 26 of National Poetry Writing Month.
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 24 years and their latest rescue, Jackson “Jax” Lyberg. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and view anthologies containing her work here: Amazon Author Page