That’s the only way to describe
my morning walk today.
Instead of moving briskly
to get my heart going,
I did it by
slowly strolling through the neighborhood,
giving myself plenty of time
to soak up all the sights
and listen
to a brilliant chorus of birds and frogs
rejoicing in this spring morning.
There were geese and ducks,
cardinals and robins.
My heart pounded in my chest
as the world around me came alive
and sang out loud.