Suddenly the power went out in our neighborhood
Across the street I saw my neighbor emerge out of his house.
Out of hibernation...
Out of his cocoon...
He cautiously walked out his front door
He looked left and then he looked right,
disoriented as if he was barely coming into consciousness
for the first time.
After pacing back and forth for a few moments the confusion turned into intrigue
as he examined his neighborhood with new eyes.
He began to notice things he knew were always there but never took the time to appreciate
as if he'd never seen the tree in his front yard
he began noticing all it's grooves and cervices
Birds singing caught him off guard as if it were a foreign noise his ears had not known.
Looking towards the sky, his eyesight followed the sounds to the top of the tree
where a baby bird lay in it's nest with it's mother.
Fascination lies in being present