Stay Today

The fern
lazily stretches
her limber arms
outside the door
in the gray`light
and whispers
Stay today!

I have
no flower
to scent seduce
nor honeyed fruit
to sate the ache
God can’t fill
But stay!

In my
soft unfolding
palms hear songs
long gone un`sung
except in gardens
grown by those
who stay!

But I
hurried on
into the busy day
heedless & unhealed
in self`absorption
I have no time
to stay!


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to Stay Today

  1. my ferns need no encouragement – they are relentless

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kiwiskan says:

    sounds like an old marriage

    Liked by 1 person

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