"You're a trick light plays."
Bob Sward's Writer's Friendship Series
Need to Know
15: To the New
14: The Double Issue
13: Free Form
12: The Necessary Ear
11: The Necessary Eye
Issue 10: Out on a Limb
Issue 9: The Missing Body
Issue 8: The Lily
Issue 7: Passages
Issue 6: No More Tears
In one of these cars you should appear
as if the street was a river
and you, as a fish, leapt out of it.
Streetlamps, headlights, shadows
on the sidewalk like trees
reflected in water. Youíre a trick light plays
on the crosswalk, darting between cars
and inside cars, through them
the way we passed through that wheat field
along the Cedar River. As the sun hit
golden-brown, what did you see?
You turned into the woods
and the sun lowered across your body
and the wind felt as it does now
like a skin of leaves
on a ribbon of water. Iím being carried
over the road. I float into you
and you, in a river of light, go out.