The World in Color

Sometimes I see the world through its reflections

in the murky puddles on the ground

in wayward mirrors casting distortions

or even shadows jumping from behind.


Sometimes I see the world in true proportions

Without any of the crazy contortions

And when I do

—although it’s rare—

I pause to take a snapshot with my eyes

Relish the moment of that rare exception

so I’ll remember it

even when the world subsides.



Sunflower Girl

You were a sunflower

You moved with the sun

Followed it, dawn till dusk

You knew where you were headed

Towards the light

You were brave and beautiful

Tall and confident

You were a sunflower

Born and raised with the sun