by Maria Elizabeth Burns
Did you know? That
Like the wind through outstretched fingers
The reasons to be are the
Reasons you, we…
I mean to say
The way you laugh sends cherry blossoms
A-shiv-vv-ver like turning pages
Consider the mundane madness
Inherent in breathing.
Consider that all of us are here
To translate the unknown
Into bite-sized pieces.
Consider that when we touch
We are music in motion
Smiling through the moments we shimmer past
we choose what to keep.
Maria Elizabeth Burns is an actress and writer currently based in VA. She holds a BA in Theatre from The College of William and Mary and is currently obtaining her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her work has been both published and performed. Storytelling in all forms is her passion.