She counted blessings

In collected jars

And on bookshelves,

Dried flowers popping with color-

Lining walls with shiny things

Stumbled upon deep in wood,

Plucked from the dirt

And cleansed in pocket,

Before nestling into new home

For tired gazing-

Daily rituals of the mundane

Found solace in the collection,

Mind turning pieces

Into lucky charms,

Turning the harried events

Into a peaceful rhythm

With the entrance of earth

Into the home,

A spirit settling into every nook

And washing over all

That walk through door-

She collected moments

Locked inside,

Safely stored for reflection

When silence filled the walls,

And the shiny things

Lost their glimmer

In comparison to the life

Presented by the ever calming

Energy flooding all.

Katrina Thornley is a nature poet. novelist, and freelance journalist that resides in Rhode Island. She has two poetry collections currently published, a novel, as well as a short story anthology. Her poetry collections¬†“Arcadians: Lullaby in Nature” and “Arcadians: Wooden Mystics” were inspired by a local park and life in her small rural town.¬†You can find them on Amazon now!

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