To Find the Extraordinary

Smile gratefully on the ordinary

Deborah Barchi

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Photo by Deon Black on Unsplash

To find the extraordinary
smile gratefully on the ordinary.

Even the simplest moment, lived with awareness,
guides our steps to a better place.

To an artist a pencil, a carrot, a cat’s whisker
suggest form and color worthy of art.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.