It Smiles Back At Me

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Tonight I sat
and listened
to the sound of the birds that
kept telling me things like:

This is exactly where you are meant to be. 

I said back to the birds, "Thank you,"
because I think so too.

It's a thought that comes to me in moments
when I'm not thinking much at all--

When I sit down to read at night and look
at the twinkling lights of Cali, Colombia and
at the moon above and smile.

Because I think that maybe,
in this exact moment,
The Universe is in fact
smiling back at me.

Alison Berman