Paper-lantern pattern

of white sky, cut

by the one bare tree between
the evergreens.

A ball is thrown back and forth

between two small boys.

Mothers push swaddled strollers

down the path, past the picnic tables.

The gait of a lone woman walking;
the dart of anxious finches —

This is

how the heart behaves:

The child chasing a white pigeon
in the distance, its bewildered wings
flashing like temper.

Leave some footprints:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: