Greetings

Beauty: I want to see Beauty
see, recognize, appreciate, ingest, digest

I see it in creation
land formations, rocks
foliage, flowers
sweeping vistas
intricate clouds, diamond-bright stars, planets
color everywhere

I don’t see it in the basement
lightless, dingy, drab
man-made (yes, You’ve made man)
performance-driven, stress-faced fellow pilgrims (on albeit alternate journeys)

And yet
mingled repulsion, fascination, awe
won’t allow me to kill the cockroach
first to greet and scurry along with me down the hallway
fellow created being intricately reflecting
just by being itself
God’s glory