Buds

A promise without words

Photo by Georg Eiermann on Unsplash

From a distance, the tree seems bare.
Close up, it is covered with buds.
A promise without words.

Buds are winter’s reward for waiting,
with our patience and our prayers,
believing in the miracle of transformation.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.