#frapalymo – Morning Tribute

Morning Tribute

The first sip of coffee blends
With the heat of a crackling fire
Spreading warmth
From fingertips to toes

Warbling birdsong echoes
Down the canyon
As water drips sporadicly
From trees heavy with rain

Rockets shoot high into a
Startling blue sky
As eyes lose track of its path
Through the plump clouds

The Red, White and Blue
Snaps in the wind
Paying tribute to fallen soldiers
And the families left behind

#frapalymo is hosted by @FrauPaulchen and is translated by Bee on her blog The Bee Writes. Today’s prompt was to let go of words and allow senses. I spent a fabulous morning in the canyon with my family celebrating Memorial Day, and the poem reflects the things I felt and heard throughout the morning.