Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Island State of Mind

Photograph by Alex Shapiro

Island State of Mind

Just as the weather bobs and weaves
and keeps me guessing,
every one of these islands
has a distinct character
that creates a collective diversity
that mimics the atmosphere surrounding them.

At first glance,
things look one way.
Closer inspection
from time and observation
divulges so much more.

I’ve lived here
just over a year and a half now,
and am into my second winter.
I am so grateful for everything
that sparks my attention,
and I dance to the sun
and to the rain
and to these knobby isles
on which everything,
including me,

Alex Shapiro

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