Friday, April 6, 2012

Late in the Day

Late in the Day a large moth
Winged into the window mistaking it for an aircraft carrier
Befuddled by the large expanse of ocean below
It settled its brownness sideways
Owl eyes staring out into the lilikoi vine
It whispered a tale of the other side
Winked and settled deeply into the woodwork
Out in the beyond two dolphins leaped
And that was all
I took two pieces of glass
And tossed them as far as they would go
Into the blue past the waiting moth
Who then taking off
Seized one glittering glass shard in her delicate legs
. . . . fell with it
. . . . . ... ..Out beyond where I could still see

1 comment:

  1. I like this! Your poems have this soothing kind of rhythm. And the image of the moth catching the shard of glass is quite vivid.