Earth Song

When do you stop
to meet the ground?
When do you watch
the sun set among infant leaves?
Does it make you want to dance?
and sing
that deep song;
that heart song.
Too often I forget
those gentle notes
of buzzing cicadas,
yawning walls,
and the earth
heaving with relief
(cool comfort)
from golden rays.
Too often
we retreat inside
as the light begins to fade -
and we do not hear
that curious song
of the earth.