Friday Photo: On First Glance

On first glance
It’s just ordinary.

Nothing spectacular

Or splendid.

Just petal, tendril and stem

One just like the other.

On first glance

He’s just ordinary.

Nothing unusual

Or magnificent.

Just flesh, bone and skin

One just like the other.

On second glance

It’s a bit different.

Something unusual

Or just eye-catching enough

To stop and look

Closer.

On second glance

He’s a little curious.

Someone uncommon

Or just atypical enough

To stop and look

Closer.

And when you do

Stop

Look

Smell

Pause

And linger,

You find something ethereal

Breathtaking

Dazzling

Someone miraculous

Distinct

And courageous.

And on your next glance

You hesitate

Gazing

Penetrating

Someone or something

So much more alive

And

Exquisite

Than you ever imagined

Possible.

Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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20 thoughts on “Friday Photo: On First Glance

  1. leigh says:

    I have the same clamatis growing in my garden. I have a bird making a nest in it right now 🙂
    Lovely poem
    Leigh @oneandoneequalstwinfun.com

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