A woman’s beauty is light on the eyes,
best pinned in thoughts, not weighed down
by beautiful lines that cannot halt wrinkles.
The dying frost of dawn does not
feel sorry for the gravity of the nest
knowing the wrens inside can fly.
The ode is limited to its chilling beauty.
The sublime pleasure of discovering
on a stroll the transitory pleasures
of another’s pedestrian secret life
is only weighed down by
future speculations of their destiny.
The gentle grace of a grazing fawn
killed by the hunter’s bullet
is elevated by the photo
caught before the moment.
The moon rises only on a setting sun
yet the calf of a homeless man
is wondrous reflected in the night’s light.
Even the suicide jumping off the bridge
is beautiful in the dark fall.
The butterfly takes flight
in the shout of the
hoping to catch it in his net.
He goes home sad not
knowing what he has
lost with his heavy words.