Away With The Breeze

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden
1 min readJan 24, 2023

In the shade of the day

Watching clouds pass and sway

Making shapes and shadows on the ground

My body begins to relax

as the slowly go past

Floating away, with the breeze


Out of the corner of my eye

I see a butterfly float by

It’s beautiful wings flutter and carry it gently with ease

Dipping up and then down

Staying just above ground

Floating away on the breeze


Something invisible and sticky brushes my arm

A small spider is building a web

Dangling and dancing with ease and delight

Drawing dazzling designs with each step

No lessons were taught to perform such a feat

With such precision and delicate strength

She must start it again, as it all disappears, in the trees

Floating away in the breeze


My worries are many

My troubles seem deep

In this moment it’s easy to see

Like the clouds, butterfly and the small spiders web

If I let go

They will all disappear in the breeze

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