First Walking

First, walking the
to inhale the beauty of the
Zucchini blossom
and beaming to sunlight
a chorus of
Sunflower faces.

Now, a joy this morning, as
I sit, in my underwear, yes,
in my underwear, at the patio table.

The drip dribble splash of the fountain;
a light feather of breeze awakening
the skin on my naked back.

I am blessed with this grace and communion
of this morning’s religion, making me shudder
to remember, that when we experience something
or someone in their beauty, we
experience their truth.

(Maybe tomorrow I’ll share the uncensored writings
I’ve entitled, Writing in your underwear).


About Ciletti

Jim Ciletti, an award winning poet, filmmaker, and author, is the 2010-2012, Poet Laureate of the Pikes Peak region, and for 41 years, poet-in-residence for the Orme School Fine Arts Festival. Jim gives many workshops on the writing and performance of poetry, and makes poetry house calls to create personal poetry events. Ciletti loves everything Italian, including cooking for family and friends, and loves to plant garlic, make homemade wine, and eating peaches and plums. "Everyday is Christmas, but you don't always get everything you ask for. Sometimes more. Poetry celebrates life."
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