Wednesday, October 1, 2014

in passing



waiting at a crosswalk
just near the morning-rushed
Minzoni chaos
Bus #1 pushes by
the faint aroma of exhaust
mixes with the sight of tempting dolci
beyond the shop’s plate glass

a face in the bus window
turning to view a waiting pedestrian
both delving for just a second
the eyes of youth and age meeting
one past, now growing
with the promise of tomorrow
one future, receding
as possibility fades
a universe of space between them
across the changing autumn air

the reflection on the heart’s fragile prism
yesterday in the mirror of today
a glimpse of everything
momentary glitter
and darkness

the beginning and the end

Barry DeCarli
September 27 + October 1, 2014
Florence, Italy (at Casa Iris)

©2014 Barry DeCarli


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