A tree branch brandishes its silhouette
And hides the stucco pattern, flourishing
Across the wall.
A leaf trembles in the wind. Pauses.
Before its stem snaps and lets go
Of the leaf.
Impulses obligate an outstretched hand
To snatch the leaf from wind patterns.
Fingers grasp the loose foliage
And dollar bills within the same pinch.
Impulses comprehend 3.00 dollar loss,
Intermingling with the leaf,
Setting a price for the moment.
Weeks categorize miscues, angry body language,
Falsified apologies. Pursued to give weight
To an otherwise feather bound text pattern.
Her proprioception drowned in tap water,
He thrums his fingers on the marble counter-top
Contemplating the air it’d take
To take a bite out of tomorrow.
She leaves the bathroom door open
Vanity lights drape her silhouette
Over his contemplative stare.
He reaches for her outstretched hand,
But as they press together,
Lights go out,
Leaving the only solution
For them to break apart.