by mandaceehb

Ripples pulse gently forward

Fragmenting the blue sky and clouds

Forming wobbly images of a nonexistent universe

Brown leaves bob up and down on the water surface

And tiny insects dart around like laser points


Beneath unbroken canopies

Air is cool and refreshing

An unlikely escape from this world

Rays of sunlight filter through gaps in the umbrella above

Painting leaves a glowing yellow and green


Animals disguise themselves as one with nature

But their acts are exposed

By the watchful eyes of people around

Who watch them intently without a sound