The Kaleidoscopic Day, by Radiance Angelina Petro

The Kaleidoscopic Day
Radiance Angelina Petro

“The future is possibilized.”


The turtle follows a plain and quiet path
as it drags its tail in the mud.
The dragonfly skims the water and lifts
the minnow away. The owl knows each feather.
Storms follow the eyes of the wind.
The Andaman Islanders tell time by the scent
of flowers.

This is no time for indifference. Keep track
of your shadows. Return to amazement.
The world needs you, and there are no small
doings. Our tongues have been snugged to the roof
of our mouths long enough. Stand on tiptoes again,
and reach for something—anything higher.
Our first conversations are when we can look
each other in the eye and see the kaleidoscopic day.

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