Sun and Light

Storm clouds in the sky. Music in my ears. A dog - tugging at the end of her leash.

Endless thoughts - running thru my mind. Conversations I'd had. Conversations I wished - still -  that someday I might. Life lists that I feared would never be made...and for certain - never accomplished.

There's no time - I was quite sure. No room to simply take breathe.

But then - the sun broke through the dark clouds.

And then - I turned down the volume. The music. The voices. The thoughts that were going round and round.

The endless static and noise and self-talk subsided. There was light. There was sky. I took a deep breath.

One little ordinary flower - turned its head to the setting sun.

There was quiet.