The Rite of Spring

Why do fireflies
flirt with car lights? Feet
flicker harder songs.

Heat runs off
streets grayed streak naked black
into cornfield stalks.

An empty ice
tray in the freezer. Ice
crystals form around.

Hair ripples from
linoleum floor falls into cracks
hidden as lines.

Find a leaf
veins as lifelines and stillness
rough fingers hold.

Touch as fog
thought as hummingbird flying sideways
in winter storm.

Mind trickles water
like confetti falls you come
down as sheets.

A man drunk
on a bench moves his
lips around nothing.

Two glasses kiss
as water holds onto sides
reflects bricks upside down.

Juke box rides
by on a one wheeled
bike playing Beethoven.