For a Moment

April 29, 2008

head propped up
stretched out
on summer grass
I watch a gentle wave
of ancient chinese
practice tai chi
in golden gate park

they wave hands in clouds
disguise family secrets
in soft-slow movements

next to me
a young family
flies a red dragon
on a bay breeze
dips and rises
against the blue

for a moment
I close my eyes
to the sun
& dream about
nothing in particular

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American Sentence #13

April 29, 2008

Ancient Chinese move like a slow motion ribbon–grasping sparrow’s tail.