I Touch Beauty Daily

I Touch Beauty Daily

Friday, August 10, 2012

Slow-Motion Leaf



Two sided mirror is the window of contentment
To see, to admire, both views of misconduct
Unlike the police department’s biased vision
Thin veiled inquisition drapery hangs
Giving uninterrupted view of curiosity
Of paraders on one side preening
Seen, but can not see  

Standing captivated and bereft
Watching it through window of contentment
Two sided mirror of voyeurism
I see it; it sees me without pause
Gliding slowly, broad view fanning

The noon sun puts it through tanning
Natural x-ray machine thins veins
Through paper smeared margarine drapery
Through blinds purchased with irony
Projected clearly for admiration
Every vein, every sharp edge
Splayed through private slide
Splayed through private screen

This leaf, autumn’s paint brush
Meta-morphed into seven shades
One leaf, seven shades, nature painted
Most prominent of the four, autumn
Paints earth tones and greens
Gliding, unhurried, leisurely down
As if lowered by a spider’s web
As if lowered by a puppeteer’s deception
Slowly it spiraled, pirouetted, paused
Downward gracefully, a swan’s pose
It glided, pausing for my breath to catch
Leaving me changed, pensive

--My dream has loved paper so much for so long because it gave influence to the parched voice of a fashionista poet. Finding this outlet, that voice is now replete with expressive sound.

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