Bounce

A cool breeze had come over me
The river breaking through the sandbanks
Tidal waves rhythmically crashing onto
Jagged, weathered rocks
I took deep breaths, the sea followed
My little puppet, restless and destructive
She had dark brown hair and blue eyes
Like so many of us do
Photogenic skin, soft and clean
The waters calm, for now
Sleeping peacefully through
The kindest years
An alarm clock rings, and we
Shut it off for a few more weeks
As the early season storms
Blow away any return
To a deep summer slumber
Brown leaves grey and white
Anxiously washing away
Downstream, through the puddles
To the lake, to an ocean
But soon, we’ll be dry
Caught by a bank
During an insurance storm
We only bounce back
So many times

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Bounce

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Outer space feels
Disorderly, Empty.
The chance to be at all
Seems implausible
Yet, here I am
A man from the stars
Confidently strutting
My peacock feathers
Despite the reminder
Every time photons
Reflect a Hydrogen sunrise.
A short burst of electricity
Viewed from afar
Could look like a storm
Short and exciting
Fleeting bolts charged
Particles take me back
To where I came from

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