Cohering Sunshine

I immersed myself in cohering rays of sunlight as the wind washed my skin with a cool winter bite. Standing sprawl legged over the narrow culvert, I take my first picture. Subtle tones of sunlight filter into the frame for effect.

Turning, I see a plethera of cocklebur and milk weed swaying, lithe bodied against the wind. Their timed rhythm plays to the camera's glass eye. Focused and steady I release the tension in my finger. The milk weed has birthed her downy white feathers. Their soft sheen covered with brown seeds.

Three horses stand in quotation of tree and frozen pond across the road. Poised, I break wind's voice with a shutter. Walking along the barbed fenceline I spot a bird's nest, coyly hidden. My camera seeks no respite.

I create a fractured blue sky and wait for the mosaic pieces to fall around me like dandelion seeds. I want to take the variegated colors, caught in my pocket, home. My ears seek refuge in the sound of a small plane flying overhead.

When the sound evaporates into the gold sun I move to a lone tree. I touch her sutured pain- six parallel scars- along her waist and wonder how she survived as her toaster-aged skin is crisp and dry from years of exposure to the cohering sunshine.

My story evolved from a few hours outside yesterday with my camera. I simply started taking pictures and couldn't stop.

1 comment:

Naquillity said...

Blogger paisley said...

i am thinking this is the first prose work of yours i have ever read,, besides blog entries of course... very nicely done michelle,,, "poetic" in nature......

love the header too!!!!!

January 29, 2008 7:42 AM
Blogger LittleWing said...

thank you for the journey you took this day... i loved the way you captured the camera's action ..and your participation.. the visuals and sounds .. what a great touch this has... thank you michelle...

January 29, 2008 3:50 PM
Blogger Mariacristina said...

Truly gorgeous writing. I'd call it a prose poem. Stunning visuals too.

January 29, 2008 9:14 PM
Blogger lissa said...

a lovely journey of imaginary and words

January 29, 2008 9:31 PM

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