All I Know

I’ve answered many questions, “I don’t know”:
why birds can safely perch on power lines,
what makes the sky blue and the wind to blow,
how rain can fall sometimes while the sun shines;

and many mysteries elude me still:
why some loves last and others fade away,
the intersection of desire and will,
how eyes communicate what words can’t say.

I cannot fathom how the rivers run,
nor what the gull is crying to the sea,
nor where the hours go when they are done,
nor who I am that you should care for me.

The only thing I’m certain of to tell
is: all I am is yours and it is well.

~ Rebekah Choat

Rain Reflections

image by Rebekah Choat

image by Rebekah Choat

Dirty old alley
Pools of water left standing
by a morning rain

Placid reflections
of azure rain-washed skies
above traffic’s noise

Room to fly freely
without thought in the heavens
with clean air to breathe

Open skies mirrored
in pools left in the alley
by a morning rain.

~ Rebekah Choat