I was looking at the fallen leaves
accumulating in our yard,
feeling a little down about
summer’s disappearing act
(and, quite frankly, the yard work ahead).
Then, several leaves seemed to move.
I squinted my eyes
and saw a family of sparrows
hiding out among autumn’s debris.
Among bird lovers,
sparrows are known as
little birds who symbolize great things!
Sparrows may be tiny and plain-looking,
but they are clever masters
of flight and camouflage which,
many believe,
symbolize the importance
of using our creativity
to solve problems,
thinking outside the box
and living up to our full potential.
My eye is on the sparrow
and no longer on the leaves.