Photos of prairie fire and monarch butterfly by LeAnn Spencer and Steve Duke
Copyright © 2007 Patricia Cronin. All rights reserved.
Earthworms sprawl in hieroglyphics on grainy sidewalks, wet and slick. Breezes hold ancient evergreen branches aloft, bouncing them upward like a parent with a child. They float downward with ease.
The first fly lands on the arm of the old, red easy chair.
A silverfish emerges from the bathroom drain and slips down the white porcelain, its silky body twisting comma-like in its failed escape.
Determined green buds protrude on bush fronds and the crocus open hungrily. Their yellow centers announce their readiness, shameless as lovers.
Bedroom windows, open and screenless, breathe in the damp air and a soft wind surrounds your head as it lies on the pillow. You believe you are dreaming.