Lantana or any wildflower entices bees

Adding a buzzing tone to the continuation of life

Busy cycle of life, death, and rebirth through DNA

Do you speak to your ancestors?

Sit by the grave or gaze at the clouds

Remembering them

Dogs’ graves are the easiest

Mine are in the back yard

So I speak to them

All those dogs (and a few cats)

Who made our lives happier

Passed down their skills to the new puppies

Human or furry family members

Love to help

They listen

And then send us a sign

Guiding us through

What we must do

To find peace and acceptance

In our lives

Visit one in your mind



© 2021 Clarissa Simmens (ViataMaja)

IMAGE: Max in his favorite hole under Lantana