Living in a Moment

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

I have dropped
most moments
onto the darkened sand,
except for a few
that I have held in my hand—
like a small child
holds your hand—
too tightly.

There I go, in secret,
into the darkened cloak
of the Great Purple Hairstreak,
getting lost among
the bright blue and yellow jewels
at the outer edge
of her wings.

7 Comments

Filed under Ethel Mortenson Davis, Poetry

7 responses to “Living in a Moment

  1. Really good imagery! Love “darkened sand”, and the “outer edge of her wings”.

  2. Purple, blue and yellow, good colors…

  3. Great poem. …Into the darkened cloak…. Fantastic line.

  4. Wow! I love the poems posted here. This one is just perfect!

  5. I especially love those first 3 lines – and those jewels “at the outer edge of her wings” – beautiful image to finish with!

  6. Love the imagery, “dropped most moments onto the darkened sand.” Very well written.

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