Wednesday, August 3, 2011

“The Corner of My Eye”


Out of the corner of my eye, I glimpse a laughing ghost  
she morphs into my fancies  
as she alters my reality  
I sigh her name and capture her hand—  
but she vanishes into the mist of who I was  
so I release her when she smiles    
recognizing myself reflected in her twinkling eyes      


Out of the corner of my eye, I glimpse a noble dragon  
she sparkles with childhood jewels  
as she flies into view  
I reach out to touch her, to skip my fingers across her scales  
but she slips out of reach  
as she beckons me to follow her flight  
back to simple pleasures   

Out of the corner of my eye, I glimpse a dancing fairy  
she glimmers with tomorrow’s blessings   
as she throws a kiss my way  
I long to turn my head and follow her as I boogie along  
but she’ll vanish from sight     
so I let her tease me and entrance me all day     
listening for her breath and the whisper of her wings  

Copyright 2011 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman

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