01/05/2015 06:04 pm ET Updated Mar 07, 2015

Everything Sees

Everything is alive and everything has something to offer. In the press of daily life, we often ignore these teachers, though they're everywhere.

Everything Sees

In the parking lot, I find
one lens from a pair of glasses.
I rub it clean; wondering
what it has seen and retained
and what the person who's
lost it is blind to without it.

It won't share its secrets.
Or I can't hear them.
It just gives me my reflection.

I turn it in to the young, nice
girl at the desk. She thanks me
and as I turn the corner, I hear
her toss it in the plastic lost and
found; along with the other
refugees of wisdom.

A Question to Walk With: Tell the story of some unknown remnant or lost item and how it tried to speak to you.

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