"Heaven has a road, but no one travels it; Hell has no gate, but men will bore through to get there."

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Summer Bright

-for JDTMS

Curious clouds-
Indecisive as to their objective as regards
Reducing light, or letting through
Alternating surfaces of lakes untold
Stretching to the far horizon through vehicles
Of color-changing hues…
Aquatic brown, green, turquoise, blue.
Eternal summer sun lies washed on beach's edge
False order imposed on unrelenting and intractable Difference among eccentric, rootless lives.
Circled round to our urban garden
Past cordoned purple daisies
Displaying orange gumdrop treats for bumble bees,
Lucky butterflies, or passersby-
Colors later replaced by the sparkling and joyful Flickering symphony
Of lightening bugs, stray dragonflies
Until we’re home shrouded in the comfort
Of city’s mystery wrapped in sheltering skies.
Knowing today the universe made a deal
With the coldness of eternity for an afternoon of sky
Providing tent and castle where you and I
Eat nature’s gentle handouts-
Wild pink raspberries…
And close tired yearning eyes
Upon courtyard’s cool forgiving carpet.

cjk 07

No comments: