Sunday, July 23, 2006

Snow Lake

I woke up at sunset, having slept
through the bristling hot day
and looked out over the frigid
lake afire with the setting sun.
So strong were the waves of color
in the sky that they splashed
into the water and so clear
were the mountains that I
could not tell solid from reflection,
dream from reality.

I tried to catch a rainbow today.
It slipped through my hands
and disappeared into the hills.
I tried to catch the sun today,
but I ran and ran and ran
out of breath. I tried to catch
you today, but found you
running right beside me.