For Terrill

By: Patricia Beatty

after the wind the wonder
after the rain the wetness
close the book
stop making or losing money
waves of sensual living press in
this is abundance
turn off the computer
and all those intriguing devices
a tidal wave of feeling
from the earth is saying
live the wind and the rain
the mud and the sun
even the leaves and the dew drops
live them now.