This week’s Friday Fiction Prompt is this tree photo by Sandra Crook. I imagined an olde person sitting in their yard – maybe reflecting and thinking….
Assessing Shadows (fiction word count: 100)
The shadow covers half the yard
as the southern sun pulls back
Another winter season approaching
as fall eases out
Such quiet moments in my older years…
Is this a gift of old age?
to have time to ponder shadow sizes
reflecting on dozens of winters
most of which were good
Is this a gift of knowledge?
To have a mind that can grasp change
and understand a 23.5 degree tilt.
Is this a gift of wisdom?
to find contentment
while rotating with seasons
Is this a gift of God?
feeling strong and grounded
like an old tree
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