chagall backdrop

Elaborate schemes scrolled ornately
elegant passages etched

in a world at a time when no one wanted
more than any one

perhaps it’s vertigo
settled in

allow me my Hitchcock moment

God, I’m on the hour-hand
of the bell tower clock
again

and I promised myself
that this chance would not be
wasted

and so I jumped

with so much confetti about
I have no sense of falling

uniquely six-sided we are
crystalline in nature

curious to find
identical snowflakes

yet there you are

I’m
so
sorry
I
melted

© Chagall 2014

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