Monday, September 24, 2012

what i saw when i looked up

-for Heather, something I saw last week.

I am in the parking lot in an old car in need of too many repairs. The dash lights flickered on the way. Turn off the ignition, gather belongings, close the door.

I look down and whisper a prayer. It is something indescribable not because of majesty, nor mystery—just because it is early and I am tired.

I lift my eyes to the sky out of habit. Not looking for anything in particular.

And there it is.

Her face,
on a cloud,
a bright outline
set in relief
beside the dark gray.
The sun caught the gloom
just right
and the sky,
alive as a shoeless dancer,
leapt into my soul.

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