The Wonder

 Eyes wide open
 gazing beyond the stars in the sky
 twirling in flowery fields on a summer afternoon…
 …when or 
 where or 
 how was
 The Wonder
 so swiftly yanked out of my soul?
 No matter,
 I’m going outside now
 to watch the squirrels play. 

Painting by Melly Terpening

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