KYSO Flash
Knock-Your-Socks-Off Art and Literature
Issue 8: August 2017
Prose Poem: 108 words


by Dan Gilmore

In this morning’s frost, light is everywhere. The lemon tree is glazed with it. If touched, each lemon will burst out laughing. A cardinal hops from branch to branch wrapping the mesquite in flaming red ribbon. Two doves circle and climb overhead bathing in blue light. A cactus wren perches atop the neighbor’s saguaro, as if it knows exactly why it’s here. On a day like this, we come awake and hear God ask if we’re ready to leave all this. I answer, I am, but if I’m granted another day, nothing matters more than being here today, sharing light, all of us here sharing this light.


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