The Play

I sit and I stare

intense sunlight fires through the slits of my squinted lids

Like blinds I shutter out the most of it,

and trickling down are little specks of dust


Closer I look

trying to magnify the dancing glitter

watching the play they performed before me

Magnificent I thought


Free from gravity they fall on their own terms

lightly descending, yet suspended all the same

Swimming through the air like liquid

Tiny astronauts I call them


I reach out to grab them

slipping through my hands like eels

they mock me, swirling in between my fingertips

Knowing they could never be captured


Forced to do nothing

I sit and I stare

Mesmerized by their  movements

entranced by their glow


Hours pass while my eye lids grow heavy

In and out of focus is the performance of a lifetime

Forcibly, I watch it in its entirety

Til my lids shut, like curtains to the ending of an act...


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