Return to innocence

We see a black and white kitten playing with a green flower-bearing shoot
growing in between the paving stones.

Remember what it was like
to be full of wonder?
When every day brought
a fresh new adventure?

To view the world
curious and unafraid
without prejudices
or preconceptions
open to possibilities
alive with expectations,
just starting out
on life’s path?


Image credit: Dimhou@Pixabay

Written in response to Sadje‘s What Do You See #115 photo prompt

80 thoughts on “Return to innocence

  1. Aww! 🥰This has to be the best take on that prompt! If it were a contest I would vote for you! Kittens are so cute, and they do have such a sense of innocence and wonder about them (except when they’re climbing up the living room curtains LOL). Great poem, Chris!

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  2. It is hard to fathom how early innocence is lost. I have family planning a trip in March. One of the youngsters (who I believe has never flown before) has stated partly because of the pandemic (news) is afraid to fly… I think they’ll be able to go though. They need some ‘alone’ family time.

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