On the Run

Swimming up slowly
Inner eyelids tangy kiss of orange
Fizzes gently in the black

What colour the eyes?
Mix together blue, black and orange.
What colour does that make?

Suddenly, bright blue is all there is in the room!

Retina and ceiling
taught tightrope pylons.

Blue is exhaled to steel.

The pangy kiss of the black
Threatens the heart
Steel blue eyes search out…

Search out
Search out
Search out…

Shoes!
(There they are!)
Up and out!
Shoes for running
Up and out!
Run from
Run toward
Run from
Run toward
Run from
Run toward
From
Toward
From
Toward

Run, run, run
From
From…

from…

Steel blues exhale…

Swim under easily
Tangy orange kisses flutter only slightly
Fizzle in the black.

© Kate Buttery 2012

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