By design

A thousand smiles
turned up then down
as time flies
black and white gives way
for clear view
laced on cracks and crevices
all equal in their time
slipping away in the blink
of an eye of an eclipse.
Shadows give fodder
for minds memory
to tweak with filters
of a masters hand
as the touch comes to greet
to embrace
and sweetly let go
off on its way
across the universe
leaving us with the sight
caught in shining metal boxes
and upside down crescents
who become whole in the light
as the orb settles past
into its space
and the light blinds
with the heat of an afternoon day.