#95 This Step


#95 This Step
2004 – 12 x 16 edition of 26 – $300

This Step
around the middle of your life

you understand that
it is not the destination.

Nor is it what is waiting
where the road turns next.

It is the step that you are taking now,
or maybe what has stopped you.

It is this soft light, sifting
through the leaves,

the red-winged blackbird
calling from the mountain-ash.

It is the secret whispered
in this breeze,
this breath.