The Vastness of the Earth

As long as I have vision,
I want these eyes to see the oceans,
skies blue reaching down to blend the horizon into turquoise greens,
sun gleaning on the reds and yellows of the flag flying on clotheslines in Spanish viviendos, pigeons landing,
paisley swirls in parabolic arches.
View the world with a light touch,
let it live in you--
sun on your skin,
breeze, bustle and hunger,
wine and cafe con leche, tapas steaming,
Give thanks for the vastness
of the earth and your senses.

© Christine Salkin Davis, 2018


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