I saw the shadow of a bird
vanished too quickly to be heard.
Yet with my curtain as a scrim,
for moments I caught glimpse of him.

Strangers at windows on a train
pass by so quickly, then gone again.
They heal no wounds and cause no pain.
Are merely there. No loss or gain.

All of life’s pleasures come and go
for nature has arranged it so.
We’re caught up in its ebb and flow.
We treasure life, then let it go.


The prompt word today was Treasure.

7 thoughts on “Ephemera

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Thanks, Rabbit!!! I really did see the shadow of a bird through my thin cotton draperies. It perched on the crossbar of my window for just 30 seconds or so, then it flew away. It was such a heartful image. I was so sorry I hadn’t had time to catch it with my camera, so I sat down and wrote this. Had to.

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