Sunday, September 29, 2013

Plum Leaf (Poem 180)

halfway through 
a broken day 
a plum leaf 
swimming 
on the breeze 
brushes 
my piscine cheek 
and pauses 
a moment 
a brief encouraging 
green moment 
then floats off 
a butterfly tumbling 
merrily singing 
of soapy mornings 
and lingering 
whole-note afternoons 
my memory swipes 
at the song 
but its notes slip
through the loosely 
knotted net leaving 
only an imprint 
of a melody

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six