Somewhere Else

Written by: Darryl Davis

Somewhere else
                                        the sun is rising
the day ripens
                                        on a slick branch
continues to grow
                                        its leaves fanning
its scent attracts
                                        swallows and bees
a breeze stirs
                                        the grass below
but not the ants
                                        between the blades
until day falls
                                        the branch bends
beneath its weight
                                        shadows rise and
continue to climb
                                        only then the ants
look up to see
                                        their faces in the sky