happiness

how do i watch you
run in great arcs
proclaiming happiness?

what disease moves you
to leap high in imaginings
sewing cloth from airy words
the warm arms of panic

how do i watch you
run in great arcs
telling me you hope i find
happiness like yours

from my pockets
i find old tinsel
shiney thin strands distorting all
the images of people near
they glimmer in a thousand lines
each face in each dangling
and glimmering in their happiness

a breeze and the movement of chaos
each reflection does a hula dance
all the faces you have seen grin
with true conviction

such happiness you run with
that great spanning arc of will
severing to edges the unbound truth
trying to grow within you

why obsess when the price is right
and little birds chirping for worms
drop squarely to the large round world?

how can i watch you run
in great arcs proclaiming
the silver of night is red?


ii.

dark gray clouds near black
cracks high evergreens sunlit brightly
the electrical release in atmosphere
heads and hearts move like bees