Nature Affirmations

I seek the mud of a wet winter,
the green of a well-watered forest floor,
the mystery of rustling leaves.

I know the thrill of discovery,
so easily eclipsed
by the anxiety of being lost.

I trudge through grassy fields
ignoring concern
for which path to take next.

I am aware of my surroundings,
I feel what’s there,
I am present when I can be.