I lay in the center of a meadow,
My eyes trail the drifting clouds above,
tracing their paths and drawing sketches on the blue canvas.
Towering evergreen trees surround the meadow,
their leaves creating a ornamental border,
A frame for the flowing sky.
The clouds drift past, into and out of the frame,
a slow parade of shapes
shifting and changing, coming and passing.
This slide show of white swirls dances for me,
in drawn out motions like molasses ebbing from a tree.
They envelope my sight, roots spread from the
back of my head into the meadow floor,
connecting and expanding,
melding me to the ground.
I lay for hours, the clouds morphing to the clear
nights sky, bathing me in moonlight.
Shining stars vibrate, shake in their molds,
and I listen closely to their hushed advice.