RAIN 6 (MARBLES)
found a butterfly net and scampered through the fields
steal pearl moon from its velvet box, but she found it
made of glass and cast it to the quick river;
to interrogate and terrorize,
waterboard that orb, snap its will
blur its wits until it became
disorientated and confused
willingly gave up its goods.
silver lining and the silver tongue inside it
telling them that the rain was once
tranquil sea inside this very moon.
sterling silver hallmarked sea
with a crafter’s crater punch:
turned its cheek to show
inoculated mark. The branding.
they saw it all on silver screen.
silent movie crackled on its spool
and Dog in silence watched the movie fade to grey
moon melt like ice under the glare of many spotlights.
gathered up the stars and stuffed them in their pockets,
a game of marbles as the clouds in their heads popped like popcorn
they slurped on slushies made from the dust of the crushed-ice moon.