Looking for a new Christmas tree
I saw a plumber at Home Depot
Returning a shopping cart from his truck
In an easy fluid motion
Across the parking lot
As he returned the cart.
And I thought, how very like
A Shakespearean actor "taking the stage"
A ballerina moving into place under the lights
A NFL wide receiver gliding into the end zone
And I thought,
They were all
And, my heart lightened
By an unexpected moment of grace,
As I walked to my car,
I felt as if I too were