Monday, October 19, 2009

butterfly moment

Watching him slowly move in the meadow, weaving his hands through the tall grass, he reminds me of a butterfly. I wonder what he's thinking. Or what he's feeling. Does he sense the beauty of the turning leaves around him?

Autistic, they say. Of my six grandchildren he seems the one who is first to show his excitement and affection. And yes, there is something in his far-off look that wants to speak to me. I'm just learning to listen and I like what he tells me.

mid-afternoon
his popsicle wrapper
swirling with the leaves
a young boy deep in his
butterfly moment

5 comments:

Terry O'Connor said...

I like to wonder what this boy is thinking. A gentle verse with lots of feeling. Really enjoyed.

Warren said...

Thanks my Irish friend - I appreciate your comments, greatly.

Mike Rehling said...

Reminds me of scenes from my childhood... This is lovely.

Warren said...

Thanks Mike - I appreciate your very kind words. Best you you.

Dalloway said...

I like this too