Wind rustling leaves of trees
Birds fighting windy currents,
Gray sky dots distant horizons
Presence of this moment now.
Lonely figure moves in the distance
Struggling towards some destination,
Bonsai thriving in cold winter wind
Nature’s forces sublimely present.
My mind wanders to the past
Thoughts of days from long ago,
So much history that I’ve seen
And how it’s still unfolding now.
Past reveries end as they began
Seeing what is happening now,
Awareness of this present moment
Knowing it’s all that I have right now.