A New Day
the soft silence of darkness starts to fade
soon to be overshadowed by a new day
the birds slowly start waking up
filling the morning with their songs
the newspaper slaps onto the driveway filled with current events
the cats join me and my creamy coffee with purrs . . .
a sprinkler starts spinning in the neighbor’s yard
the dog next door starts barking
and a train swoops down from the north
filled with busy commuters starting a new day . . .
cars slowly rev their motors
inching into their daily routines
kids sleepily head off to school on crowded busses . . .
later a fly might buzz around me
once the windows have been flung open
and if I’m lucky, a hummingbird
will dip down into my garden
her busy wings greeting all the flowers . . .
later the crescent moon will dress the evening
with a new silence and grace . . . what will tomorrow bring?
Peggy Dugan French is a California girl with Minnesota roots. She has enjoyed being the editor of Shemom since 1997. She has worn many hats over the years, but being a Mom has been one of her greatest adventures; she’s had the pleasure of sharing that journey with her best friend.