My 1st Haibun! I had way too much fun with this. Hope you all enjoy!
It was a 65 degree sunrise.
Dew drops hang gliding
Off Mother Nature’s soft breath
Exhaling her winds
Hummingbirds, Sunday’s birth
Symphonic choruses of “I’ve heard it through the Grapevine”
A wistful family of cirrus streaks
Across Mother Nature’s sapphire domain
Encompassing my resilient footsteps
Out of the corner from windows’ soul
A lightly whipped “thunder”
From checkerboard quilt and wicker picnic basket
Ensues rest upon grassy blades
There she was.
A plus-sized, quintessential fantasy
Turned slender, imagined figment
Presses her spoken word against my retina
Rose colored dreams
Become rusted picket fences
Walling off this heart’s front lawn
Eagle’s wing landing upon runways of paradoxical certainties
As sanity begins to fog my paved road home,
My essence becomes jolted.
“HEY”, she screamed towards her recycled promise ring.
“You left the radio & napkins back home!”
“Useless”, she says to her new “light of love”.
The muscular, receding hairline boy toy
Sings futile apologies in flats of C,
“Give me your hand, please”.
“Get my (insert your favorite vulgarity here) radio and I’ll think about it”, she aggressively whispers.
As boy toy races past my presence
With infantile pouty faces,
Slamming doors of their powerful new Toyota Prius
I watch him scream in arrogant octaves,
As his head slams against puny “meep meep” car horn
It was then,
I felt her wandering eyes caress my Latin aura.
Her seductive half-grin
French kisses my heart’s locked atrium.
I blink with confident stature,
As my gratuitous grin returns the favor
“That could’ve been me”, I speak with silent whisper.
Her glare tries to melt my peacefully maniacal laughter
As I walk towards hummingbirds’ verses
Because you see:
Already, my life
Tasted warm cups of Solace
With, now without you
©Drake J. Eszes