• SUN'S COMING AND GOING
tonight sun gave to forest
one last kiss;
promised she'd see her again in the morning.
but not before her rays reached around arbutus and alders,
wrapped around a cedar grove
in one last embrace before sinking beyond the mountains and past the sea.
in her leaving,
sun let night dawn on the branches;
the cool shade stoking crickets into song
and the frogs began to warm up their throats
to join the spring night's symphony.
ill see you in the morning -
sun says to the pond,
and yawning she asks if
moss might absorb the sweet notes of forest's midnight melody,
so tomorrow morning
when sun lays her palms upon moss's dew-wet body,
she might hear the echo of night's song in the rising mist.