Good morning from the lakeside deck ~

i live out on a small slice of Lake Ann
where morning sun is held by mountain ridges
surrounded by still lake waters

i awake before dawn
in early morning’s summer chill
my spirit submersed into one
nature surrounds me

i hear sounds of nature’s immense calling
in the rising and ebbing of fog spirals stretching skyward
drifting up from the tip-tops
of calm tree-shadowed waters

i sit here immersed in earth’s
grand day’s awakening
until our morning sun
meets the far rocky bluffs

where swallows
dive in and out
of small sandstone crevices

by the Great Blue Heron
sitting alone on the uncovered dock