Each Tree Loves One Cloud

Sunday, January 15, 2023

but sometimes waits for years
to see it pass overhead

maybe it coasts
elegant as a white boat

or rides loose and wild
as gray hair

torn from sleep,
and when it disappears

the same wind
that pushes it from view

encourages the tree to say
goodbye, leaves

flashing like minnows—

Sunday, January 15, 2023