A day as good as summer.
The garden tractor idling,
The tall timothy guarding the still colt
Bagged in the cloudy sac.
This nearly transparent film reeling from a lofty museum
Too beautiful for reason.
Grey lids drawn closed over her eyeball’s glint,
Lashes like spiders.
Nose dark as a drum beat
If not for the spot pink as a ham.
Her baby legs bent,
Graceful runners cupped in soft bone colored boots,
Perfectly preserved in the milky dream between us.
Standing at the edge of the map,
Shading my eyes against the light.
Save the white sheets
Crisp as starched ghosts
Snapping against time.
Everything that runs wants to.
April 15, 2018
For My Birthday
artwork by Haenuli
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