Unlikely Rays

bright sunflower

 

Golden hair is her halo –

lion’s mane, courage sprouting

from a heart enriched by dark

seeds sown on dark days in soil

black as pitch. Unlikely rays,

these; conceived where the sun won’t

shine, unwanted pregnancy

buried before birth, daring

to cling to more than it was

cracked up to be. Only Life

can mimic sunshine itself,

replicate such unbridled

nuclear energy, turn

the switch that kills Death dead,

lighting the way for us all.

 

Fanciful Fireworks

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Fanciful fireworks

arcing green against

an early summer sun,

exploding with raw energy

.

while dazzling with bursts

of neon independence,

rebellion lit by pyrotechnics

of a slow-burning spring’s

.

impetus. Roman candles

ablaze with purpose and

passion, sparklers declaring

a living soul rising;

.

I ooh and aah at your

display, for I know that

this show of bravado

just might ignite – me.