VV August Image

A Very Long Sentence

I saw it first in children as they
broke into the sunlight, scooping

fearless holes in the air, their
small bare feet swiftly padding

on snow-white shingle beach,
and running for the sea — their

toes foraging in the seaweed,
furrowing through the sand,

and I press against the window,
and hide myself in a cloud,

my will and fortitude stolen by
apprehension I dare not stir,

where crowds find hairsbreadth
passage in the sun’s expanse,

and imperceptible breath
washes in every direction.

This is a very long sentence.

for Visual Verse August prompt
poem (c) Misky 2020

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: