Momentary Dejection


A fly buzzes
Hitting the screen
Wanting in
Wanting out
In hot, damp air
A ceiling fan
Spots of moisture
Here and there
On floor, on table
Sweat, tears, or both
Silently, stupidly
A phone awaits
To unanswered calls
Birds singing
Beautiful flowers
On the horizon
A cloud
A single cloud
Coming or going
Bleakness, dejection
But recognized
A fly buzzes

 © 2013 Thomas W. Cummins

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5 Responses to “Momentary Dejection”

  1. Teri Says:

    The perspective of the fly buzzing……wanting in… wanting out?

    • Tom Says:

      Teri, an allusion to instances when my attention has been grabbed and snapped back to being present to the “now” of all things by what I refer to as an intrusion by the Holy Spirit. A common experience for me, and I have no other explanation for suddenly noticing the unnoticeable, those “lighten up!” moments because all will be well.

  2. maskednative Says:

    I understand that sudden awareness Tom, seeing something in it’s reality. The first time it happened to me, many, many years ago, it came from a tree I walked past every day while taking the children to school. I can only explain it as seeing the tree as an intelligence, a being, alive in it’s own life, it was quite momentous, the holy spirit in a tree.

    • Tom Says:

      You reminded me of an exchange with a neighbor one day when I was out raking gum balls for the umpteenth time. “Why don’t you cut it down?” My reply was that she gives wonderful shade to the front yard and stunning colors in the fall. Dropping gum balls is one of the things she does, and I’m willing to do my part in return.

  3. Thomas Says:

    Acute observations, Tom. Far better to live in the present as much as possible and enjoy or endure what life deals us.

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