NIMBUS
 
journal
new issue
- by adrian a. husain
total read - 2102
   

A sky marked by change
alternation or pure whimsy
making
for all weathers at once.

The elements at play
cloud, sun and rain
engage in an exchange so subtle
intricate

that all sense of time gets lost
as do season
and perspective.
For a few moments

there is a slow pained spherical glow
as blue and the dense blur
charcoal grey and white
are welded together

in an impish rotation of mirrors
and we are sectioned off equally
between parallel shade and light -
incredulous

till in a rush of sibilance
I glean a flickering past my window
of silver-finned minnows
down and across

to a stained patchwork of houses
or a glistening bituminous wet.
Tall, the shadows on the road are short-lived.
By a curious connivance the day

runs on, masking its purpose,
with every breath all but fashioned anew.
We alter with it, unblinking when
sun comes down as rain.

 
 
was published in November 2018
 
 
categories
 
Fiction
    Flash Fiction
    Short Story
Non-Fiction
    Essay
    Interview
    Narrative
Poetry
 
 
 
you may also like
 
ABSENCE IS A CIRCLE
the small bits of brick & plaster laughing in the room / ...
 
JUST WANTED
Just wanted to say? I ?. You interrupted me with a ...
 
MIGRANT WORKER
On a plane at Doha airport I?m clueless, a tense voyager, ...
 
 
top articles in Poetry
 
  ABSENCE IS A CIRCLE
the small bits of brick & plaster laughing in the room / above / us / become a dance in deep cold / & the gaps in our play as evening falls into darkness / deep with black
 
 
bengal lights © 2017