Flight of the Bumblebee

Lit Up — April’s Prompt: Distraction

Photo by Carolien van Oijen on Unsplash

When the walls

Feel like

They are closing in

From all directions

The world can

Contract, constrict

Become suffocating


Unless, until

We lift up

Our eyes

And take notice

Of glimmers

Of freedom

All around

Inviting distraction

Beyond the walls

The bumblebee

Flits from flower to flower

Gathering nectar and spreading sunshine

Birds call

From branch to bush

Breaking the silence

With song

At night

The moon and stars

Remind us:

Walls are illusory

If we let our focus


We find we can see through

The veil

Find pleasure




We may even


That we too

Can spread sunshine wherever we go…



Jennifer Simpson

An artist, poet, leader, lover, daughter, sister, and mother living in Boulder, Colorado. Owner and CEO at Integrated Work. Author of the KOAN method.