Lightning, like the earth is pulling
Lightning, like the earth is pulling threads from the moon,
Unseen above the clouds. The earth’s desire is so strong
That fish wriggle from the tree by my driveway, and roll
On the sidewalk waiting for rain. The neighbor says they are fallen
Flowers from the rose of sharon, but they more resemble
Shrink-dried koi, ready to plump up as the moon draws
The water inland. Like wishes waiting for the right moment
They will blossom only after their fall and swim down the street
Where everyone can see, unattached to what they grew from,
Swallowing bread dropping through the air from the hands of strangers.
Thank you, Dana!
I love those shrink-dried koi.
I would like to feed those fish…