“Simple Matters” by Daniel Marquez


Things change I realize
As autumn turns to winter
Golden leaves hail nude branches
Cloudy skies turn snowy plains
Timid birds fly from winter's harsh storm

As time goes on
Snowy plains, they change
Melt, run, and feed
Barren ground to stark grasses
Creatures return to stalk the land

And one wonders
The magnificence of such matters
The changes, known and unknown
To which the Earth answers to
The extravagance of such simplicity

But one must realize
There is no other reason
For the settings of Mother Nature
But to simply enjoy
And bask in her beauty