16 February 2009

Images in black and white,
Sprawling skies in shades of gray.
You with me, and paper kites
Sailing high to greet the day.

Opening, the sky and clouds
Rained down around our paper kites.
We danced beneath the thundering shroud 
And laughed to see the crashing lights.

Racing to the sprawling tree.
Collapsing at its solid base.
Sheltered by its thousand leaves
Casting shadows on your face.

Beneath the tree, we closed our eyes
And hoped the storm would never end.
We fell asleep beneath the sky
And woke to find the rain again.

Travis Shillington

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