My, oh my,
look far to the Southwest.
December's Sun is dipping, dipping,
almost out of sight.
Sun heads to bed Earlier and Earlier.
Night is Longer, Longer.
What if Sun forgets Return?
Early Peoples watched Sun's Travels closely.
Their Prayers and Stories would honor His Journey,
Interconnectedness of Life.
They would humbly ask for Sun's Return.
oblivious to Nature's Cycles,
view Nature as Machine.
Wonder of Such Things,
Life's Dependence upon Cycles.
Memory of Early Peoples returns.
Glinda Crawford, 2008