Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Our Third Selected Poem.

In An Instant

When the clouds parted
we drove on rain slicks of sun
smooth as molten gold
                          and the cars before us
trailed their tire sprays
releasing little rainbows
then up the shoreline again into rain
holding on to our sunspots
then released them
into the storm’s edge.
That our bodies can trap that light
if only for the length of a breath!
memories released
                          quicksilver droplets
for we were brief as salmon
that leap fully into the air
that hang for a moment on arcs
                          water falling slowly
if we are not immortal now
we were immortal then
                          for the flesh of that instant.

--Wulf Losee

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