Late October

teaching me patience
sun rises slowly
above horizon clouds
in late October

branches of trees
with remaining leaves
show another way
to be beautiful

wind gives new life
to dried wildflowers

the day grows
and now the sun
almost seems
too bright

God knows how much
I can bear to know
at any one time
each answer leading
to new questions

enough to receive
this moment
reflect back
in simple ways

hopefully with love

Ellen, 2013