chagall backdrop

I write this very carefully
so that you don’t stray – at least not very far –

Keep the pale blue
in you going,
temper and pace,
and be aware.

In fragrant air
keep bouncing aloft –
see how rooftops keep rising
before us!

fall is
the hardest,

so say failed aerialists,

but such a sweet kiss
when we’ll hit the ground.

© Chagall, 2013