chagall backdrop

I plant a seed
it grows
until

it doesn’t

I climb till
I abandon

the pass

the past
you’ve said
still lingers

in small corners
the high shelves
of cupboards

tucked away
summer

cottage-gray mornings
burned clean

brilliance in
sunrise
a line of us

miles long
cross-legged

on the beach
staring out

to the ocean

© Carlos Chagall, 2013