The Responsibility of Balloons

If one, for example,

is blessed with the gift,

of the most perfect balloon —

red or yellow or green —

floating just so, just there

against the blue blue sky,

one must make all accommodations

to hold fast…………steady fast

else that perfect thing

might slip from a grasp

with oh! and no!

and a sad, solemn watch

as it drifts everso far

out of reach.

Photo by Bruno Ramos. Poem ©2018 Jen Payne. If you like this poem, then check out my book Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind! BUY THE BOOK TODAY!

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