Is it found in
the thickets
that line the paths
through our minds,
or in the simple
words that form
so easily
out of our mouths?

Words like
“good morning,
or “you are beautiful”—

those soft words
we use to build
our nests where
we lay our eggs.


Image credit:Ian Baldwin

About the Author: Michael Acker lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has lived in various parts of the world; his early education was in German and French(Munich, Germany).  Mike enjoys writing short poetry, especially with the intent of exploring the possibilities latent in a single image.