Outdoor Worship

By Janet Hilliker

 Airplanes, honking, Harleys, sirens,
 Children squabbling, big dogs barking.
  
 Soft air gently touches bodies
 Sharing nature’s purer silence.
  
 Green grass waving, red leaves dropping,
 Butterflies bright on the asters.
  
 Joy at seeing friends in person,
 Heart to heart, yet six feet distanced.
  
 Squirrel stopping at our circle
 Nibbles nuts — a walnut?  Buckeye?
  
 Quiet sharing from the Spirit
 Meets our deep needs:  outdoor worship.