the meteorite flash on
gas station bathroom floor
real as life

a soul floating
through stories
fresh born each second

the animals showing up to
bless me
the fish jumping into my
kayak, then all over me
until I finally got
out and held it in
my hands and released it
the beaver head bobbing
in front of me
looking and paddling
fast by, smashing its tail
the black and orange butterfly
flying all around my bike
then landing and looking
into me
protector
lucky fish
from the black night water
the mirror & silver
the holding breath
the current so alive
floating through the sky
looking down at the water