Photo by Deviant Art

Another Chance

by Louise Hastings

Strong morning sunlight
and a single spider’s thread
stands between me
and there, a world of dew-drops,
silent winter frost. I look up
to see a chaffinch land
in a flash of white wing feathers,
slate blue capped and rosy breasted
flitting along the hazel bush
and ice-coated grass. The sky
slightly deepens into corals, blues
and I tiptoe back inside the house
to write these words, to rest
inside this stillness, delay the day
that’s waiting for another chance.

  from her Wings over Water blog