Monday, March 27, 2017

This Moment (Day 68)

 

This moment 
was born 
strong, capable, 
    crisp as silk 
    or commitment, 
calling to mind
   a wide array 
   of delicate growth.
Heir to 
    every story 
    ever lived, 
to the ocean 
    of unfathomable time
    leading up to 
this instant—
senescent, now, fragile.
Please,
     hold it gently, 
          and with care.

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six



Image:
Hotarugari, Firefly Catching, by Mizuno Toshikata. 
Ukiyoe, Japanese woodblock print, 1891.