First published in Moongarlic #4, May 2015, page 5.       +

banana skin
in the trash bag
my lost button

stop signs
in the back of a pickup—
the lurch when the light changes

not seeing the green wheat
till that one
red barn

impatient schoolkids—
pink tulips sway to a different rhythm
than the red ones

squeezing orange peels
by the candle flame—
sparks of smell

orange sky—
the clouds seem to be fading

the black-and-white movie
reaches a climax—
slurp of soda