Life, Part Two
My Journey Through Oregon and California
vibrant with color
accented by sunlight.
blue in the distance
stand steady and firm.
Telling a story
filling their role in the scene
glorifying the God who cast them.
outline the country
with bushy green.
An assurance that seeds are unfurling
stretching to burst forth and
the sun shining and water falling.
Sun's warm rays
early in the morning
glint off the tin roofs of storehouses
promise that work and faith will be rewarded.
Rows of irrigators
suppliers of water
waiting to do the work
for which they were chosen.
now in the cool shadow of the mountain
keenly aware that heat will come
and with it
tunnel beneath the soil
making it rich and fertile
making air possible
living also off the good they do for others.
All a promise