In the days of our illusions
A certain shadow passes like a cloud momentarily obscuring the sun,
Its ray-beams struggling to burst free.
That darkness backlights the rolling images,
Reels of grass, sun and bare feet
Spliced with grimaces and shouts,
Cheers of hurray and way to go and not this time
Flash like solar flares boring holes in memory’s crust.
Dual reality of being here and gone, I
Split-watch now and leave this, then and thereafter–all behind, all ahead–
Like spinning wishes for days like these already gone in nostalgic longing,
While breathing the day’s passing–now–before future eyes.
Lazy time, lazy mind, the butterfly blinks and I am wise.
And then I am the grass, sun and bare feet–once again as never before.
2 Replies to “Butterfly wise”
I have always had profound thoughts contemplating my toes and you have transformed them into poetry! Fantastic !
That made me laugh. Yes, I often contemplate my toes along with my navel particularly on soccer fields on sunny days, half watching half played games.
Thanks for your comment.