Image by Yellow Sky Photography via Flickr

we wait at the crossroads
in the dark of fall
nature provides the drumbeats
infinite in the night
and the torches tower above us
a sickly orange glow
and the immobilizing red glare
leaks bloody streaks
into the phaulty stretch marks
that swell with wet


we wait for the jade spirits
to bless our path
and make it free of conflict
soon very soon
we watch the countdown
in red handprints
ten and five ten and four
on your mark…

…the light changes green
step on the gas

© christine DINGLEY 2011

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