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