Soft colors mingle among the clouds
in the southeastern sky this morning.
There is some hint of rain
in the forming of darker shapes
wedging behind the low line
finding its way toward Missouri.
The silhouettes of trees and buildings
mark the filling between the horizon
and drifting clouds.
It may be that storms will come
later in the day.
It may be that rain will bring
some drenching to eager soil,
a quenching of sorts for the time being.
For now, though,
it is calm and still
as subtle tones of red and pink
spread among the shapes,
the sky a mingling of hues
as varied as choices
in a day already begun
before the rising of the sun.
On my way to work,
I marvel at the thousand ways
a day can begin,
pray for grace and wisdom
to send a blessing to those around me.