How to love a bad day

Rebecca Watkins
Featured image: Universal wringer  © A. Anupama 2020


Dig out that one good moment
wear the promise in your eyes
like gold clutched in your palm
like camellias singing out of a dusty throat.

Imagine a gang of delivery guys
ringing your bell, with an arsenal
of slouching roses.

Imagine a parachutist dodging
the thunder, falling through
the clouds, cradling
the puzzle of your life.

Stand in that moment,
take root. Build a bird
feeder from the gold.
Wait for night
the thrush’s warble—
it sounds like your name
vowels composed of water.