And there they were,
~ a gathering of clouds ~
spread perfectly above a slice of sky … a window to the universe.
Precisely aligned to reflect the beauty of the rising sun, these puffs of vapor were destined for greatness,
designed for magnificence
and clearly meant to become an unparalleled sunrise.
Not even a fizzle.
In clamoring for a better view of Sun’s entrance, they squeezed shut the slice of sky
elbowing their way to a better seat.
Loyal only to themselves, they tripped over ambition and became a huddled mass
even a hint of Heaven’s window
that would have transformed them into Beauty beyond themselves.
Earth kept on spinning
and Sun rose behind a muddle of grey
and this bramble of darkening fluff just kept on shoving and pushing and crowding out Light’s magic
oblivious to the greatness they could have become.
… If only they had known.