Rush

Medium format film image by author

my neighbor cut down his tree
after it fell into his fence during a storm
so now I can see the sky as I lie in bed
the clouds are moving fast
in a hurry to end this hot dry month

from the bald stump,
the tree is pushing back up
with a quickness, a thousand saplings
rising from the one old root

dragonflies are racing in crazy
second storey zigzags

the leaves are shaking with wild
startled darts in the morning wind

on the ceiling the fan zooms;
its cranky motor ticks like seconds passing

my daughter can hardly wait
for school to start again

the only one not in a hurry
is me


Thanks, readers!

Published by amyjasek

Film photographer, mother, positively passionate about life in general, Texan : )

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