from the shelter of a warm and dry place
toddlers laughing in puddles,
a plethora of perfect circle giggles.
musical notes bursting into perfectly timed half-fireworks, meeting free-fall’s end for the first time,
song lit up by moving headlights, car horns singing their harmony.
cotton candy gumdrops waking up for the dawn,
a slow float and tumble off the potted plants in the window sill.
morning on a soft day,
a faint greeting with misty kisses and dew-drop hugs.
a quiet “I love you” from the earth that slipped in past the city.
blown glass figurine, translucent, pristine
chin perched on elbow perched on knee, subway car seat
blown glass figurine, filled with waves like saltwater tears
she lets the waves crash up inside of her, jolting train threatening to shatter her
she holds her ground, however fast it moves beneath her
saltwater tears threatening their way up out of her, passing eyelid, passing eyeball, big salty gumdrops tumbling, iron-fisted
her heart the only bouey out to sea
glass like ice, heart like sun
she melts and the whole ocean breaks open like yolk that’s lost its captor, like sunlight over mountains, like grace like rain
flooding waters cleanse heart mind and soul
currents carry her to snow capped mountains and hot spring wells
she is bird, she is fish, she is free
nature’s stained glass window of hail and rain.
thunder / zues / light / shining through capsules of water diving themselves into a million splashes of sidewalk.
reminding you of the mystery and sublime of life – of beauty and danger – all wrapped up in one. short. moment.
and then it’s gon-.