masses: moments

painting by marlene vine (, poem by roy herndon smith

Moments (9211)

the mottled browns of
a bird sitting on a line
before it flies off

leaving the bluish
yellowish, and tannish greens
of a bushy tree

lush ivy catching
filtered sunlight on top of
the fence it covers

above shadowy
hollows hovering over
piles of last fall’s leaves

a mowed lawn beside
a patch of bare earth littered
with dried out corn stalks

dark round tones of bells
emerging from, fading into
rushes of traffic

distant jackhammer
riffing behind a chorus
of chirruping birds

flitting over the
neat and cluttered square back yards
bounded by buildings

a cool breeze ripples
through the mellowing warmth of
a late May morning