Look Up

A poem by Isabelle Sorrells


I didn’t know –

or maybe I didn’t see –

How big the sky really is

Until I saw big Texas sky.

It demands your attention with its enormity

Too big to hold just one color or shade.

It is nature’s cathedral above the plains

Echoing the vastness of God.

Were you aware

The sky is a gradient of blue?

The more I study it, the more wonders I find.

People (myself included) really should

Look up

more.

When you turn your gaze above

The ground slips away

And I’ve found no matter where you are

– how ugly or beautiful a place –

The sky will always be a work of art available to all.

It is also,

I think,

A healthy reminder

Of just how much we need the ground.

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