POETRY

Shimmer

deep faded, fall like seasons

tipped on scales

as tall as justice

can something willing

make it happen?

ripe with vengeance

(the vindication

holding freedoms

captive)

or serving penance

gentle as mercy

flows like water

turns to vapor

time goldens

fires faster

rips and curls, smolders

bright and newer, better

than has been

-something beginning-

not was, is now, returns

as a shimmer