He comes down the sidewalk
his shoes clacking on the cement
wearing a purple shirt and high heeled cowboy boots
He turns to walk across the freshly laid turf on the bright green lawn
deliberately sinking his heels into the soft grass
making huge divots as he goes.
He hits his wife at home
sometimes in front of an open window when he is drunk
once his son came home from School
and beat his father
but the son went away again
and his mother stayed.
I looked out from my window at what I think are stars
but they are the lights on top of buildings
to stop air planes flying into them.
I close my book of astronomy
and regret telling people I could see the scorpion
when all I could see was the Metro Tower.
Fly across -look around
believe that God holds all things together
the fear of forgetting all that I love on Earth
makes me walk in the woods for hours
Clouds, daisies, your hand on mine
green grass under a blue and grey sky