Lost Chances

Filmy skylights above my head-

the sun freckles above

and glancing shadows of the sun and sky

paint cornflower blue luminescence.

Clouds become transparent icing as branches shake

like old bones.



Lost blooms in corners of the tree,

crevices of gentle green.

A chance for clarity

Before roofers nails trapped the milky image


Murky forms.

Suspended shapes focused.

Imagining the rest- all that I cannot see.

On these lost afternoons on my back facing up

Looking at cloudy skylights.