Blue lights flash
unexpected this lazy sunny holiday
people moving about
somewhere someone’s life hangs
in the balance
between speed and mercy
copter sits in the open
knowing soon it must go
high in the air
heartbeat depends on quick straight flight.
the street where I live
a distant neighbor
unknown by myself
I hear the buzz of chain saws in the distant like
saying a prayer for the unknown traveller
soon sky bound for rescue
soon to live to see another day
that I hope and pray.
down the street the Mercy flight helicopter waits for its passenger, a neighbor down the street, praying for life for this unknown soul.
Mind and soul adrift
dreams lay bare the desire
cool water waves to quench
humidity hangs like a curtain
I dreamt of beaches afar
thousands of fish jumping
off of cresting waves
filling my hands with abundance
distracting me from the sun-scorched heat
end of summer days.
Catching each tiny color,
fins turned to wings and morph in to
butterflies moving upward
creating their own wave
brilliance set against the blue of day.
Abstract distracted thoughts
mind candy sweet
the soul through sleep complete,
rise to light streaming eyes aware
of the counting days and movement
sun and moon changing places in skies
reflected on water
as time presses on
the autumn of our lives.
photo found: The Divide : Ebiemporium ( Redbubble.com)