(for Jill Jones)
Each day is always possible
I fling myself at chances.
My horizon pulses its limitless light
splitting atoms, shattering the white.
Silver birches shiver spotlights
whispering forgotten lines in my ears.
Feathered clouds soar and skim
as I taste the vast blue skin of sky.
I catch the words beneath the waves
each tide of syllables and song.
I’m sand-etched and scratch at
language lost and left on the shore.
I make for the glowing yellow moment
and live in metaphor.
© M.L.Emmett 2016