Pre dawn sky
Eyes barely focused
I’m looking for Mars and the crescent moon.
Just before the morning Bach plays.
I call my dog Zorba to watch the sunrise and all the spaces in between
where layers of light and color blanket the horizon
caressing the edges in softness.
Later, before a blank canvas
Colors are chosen and brushed with bits of paper and words
Crayons mark the surface in playfulness in rhythms of light and dark
Capturing colors of the day.
Ending the daylight at sunset
where a broad strip of yellow and orange stretches beyond our view.
We mark the day
dancing in time
Within all the hours in between.
Poem and artwork by Marsha Solomon