Have you noticed fall announcing itself
quietly in the blazing orange tips of
Have you noticed the smile of a neighbor
as she notices your face soften
having caught sight of her sprightly pup
on a morning walk?
Have you noticed the tension untangle itself
from your shoulders as a sigh pushes out
the last bit of anger
when you see him
and choose to forgive?
Have you noticed yourself grow bigger
as your heart beats love
throughout the body?
Have you noticed the subtleties of exchange
sharing a seat with a stranger
on the bus?
Have you noticed the longing of missing a loved one
and how if you conjure up a hug
in the minds eye
your skin gets warm from imagined touch?
Have you noticed how todays make tomorrows
and does it make you want to live
and grow trees
and leave goodness in your wake?
Have you noticed?