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moment

Have you ever 

walked under cherry blossoms after a spring rain
            wet bark black and breathing
            wet ground black and breathing
            pale green grass emerging underfoot 

screamed at God in the middle of a hayfield
            under the sticky heat and humidity
            grass thick like the bristles of a boarhair brush
            yelling that you will never forgive or forget

seen the Statue of Liberty in the middle of a blizzard
            grey sky backlit by a pale yellow sun
            geese steady in choppy harbor waters
            Battery Park covered in two feet of snow

Have you ever

watched dragonflies fight over a waterlily
            yellow petals bright like the sun
            dragonflies blue and vicious
            water dribbling bubbling into the pond 

clawed at your reflection in the window
            dark eyes desperate in the black of 3 am
            begging yourself to wait for morning
            desperate to find a reason to breathe, to stay 

stared out the car window sitting shotgun
            for six hours with your best friend driving
            through hills, farms, ghost towns, mountains, bridges
            no sound but engine, radio, wheels on road

Have you ever

sat still, so very still while two butterflies mated
            orange wings fluttering petals
            a blossom nestled in pebbles
            separating and floating away into the sky

 visited the Grand Canyon on a moonless night
            standing near the edge with an electric torch
            outlining abyss with batteries and bulbs
            understanding this is why people found hope in starlight

 written a poem made of moments
            trying to grasp a thousand memories that mean nothing
            to anyone else, to humankind and progress and history
            but none of that matters because

 You don’t care.  Because you’re smiling.


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