She stands still in the middle of the square when the flowers bloom and nature comes out of slumber in spring, gentle rain coaxing the grass and the trees from their cocoons and wonders at so few souls who walk by to look up.
She stands still in the middle of the square when the sun rises hot in the sky and the landscape turns lush and green and the trees labor to provide full shade in bright summer. She watches as these souls continue through the days rushing forward to meet deadlines and missing each other.
She stands still in the middle of the square as the skies turn mellow, the sun warm but cooling, the trees sighing and turning the streets crimson and gold. She watches as the souls turn up a collar to the shifting winds and beginnings of hibernation that come with autumn but still do not pause to look up at the portrait in bold colors.
She stands still in the middle of the square as the wind howls and the snow drifts in winter, blanketing the town in brilliant white, silent and glistening in the faint sun as nature sleeps and prepares once more to be renewed. She watches as the souls shut themselves indoors and long for warmer days, missing the beauty right outside the frost rimmed window.
She stands still in the middle of the square and wonders if she is the real statue, or they?
© Tracy Seiden
Excerpt from the book “Moon Kissed Musings”
About the Author
Tracy Seiden lives in Texas. She works in disaster assistance helping others regain their homes after disasters such as flooding and hurricanes. Her desire is to retire to live in a cabin by the water somewhere, able to look out over the water and write.
Her first book, Stardust and Fire, Tales of a Hopeful Romantic was published in November of 2015 and has received excellent reviews and won the honorable award in 2016 at Readers Favorite. Tracy’s second book of poems delves deeper into thoughts of love and loss.
Visit Tracy’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/tracy-seiden.html
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