IMAGES by Beth Haist

My amazon corrugated cardboard box
Has in big, bold letters
“Future you says thanks”

Truly at odds with what I have been learning about
attachment, self and the NOW that is

Presently, it is my haiku

that frames my glass door

5 delicate pink blossoms
With 7 magenta leaves
Held by 5 slickened
Black branches

This gangly upstart of a tree
She shelters (my first) a indigo bunting
Regaling blue on perfect pink

Until a fledging crashes in my side window
Dazed and comical
Rain soaked but Alive

So off I go into this brand new moment
Not really prepared
But jumping in, nevertheless.