rainbow

wrapt

rainbow

 

today

tying a heart-shaped

stone to a tree

a stone wrapped in threads

pink red and gold

securely blobbed with yellow beeswax

suspended on string, plain brown

nine parrots

swooped squawking overhead

green feathered fragments in the bluest of skies

 

tying a heart-shaped

stone to a tree

i remember a grey college sweatshirt

and that dusty hat

you wore in Vietnam