(i) In the silver morning, as the sun jumps upand down his feet, he grows shorter thanhis chapped soles, his thinned-out shadowcrushed into specks
and smashedinto layers of dust trailinghim, as he walks.In the pearl morning, he sits by his cottagebreathing in deep sunto give him a kickin the head that shoots
him into the cloudsof the sailing, rolling day.He picks up a steeringwheel from the sun's hands, when tree shadowsjump across his path, as he digs into his headfor the shrimpto have him dive into deepsea crawling waters, spreading him outto swim with wings, as he's lostin his unfiltered thoughtstossing him aroundlike a half-dry leaf hangingin a cruising withoutthe gears of a budding gale.(ii) As he wraps himselfup in frost and cloud air, mid-morning wearingfur and dust and flyingblades of trimmed grasses, he jumps and reboundswith swelling sun flippingout arms and fingersover his running yard.He reaches out for a hoeto drum and sing-ploughthe earth to feed himwith the tussock hue to drivehim to edges of himself.As he figures out the seedto plant in his extendinggarden of schemesfull of flowers he's yet to pickacross a spectrum.Full daylight opens slowlyand closes its fast wingsof the moth to ride himthrough to a new horizonwithout taking himthrough stretchy meadowsto skip with buzzing cicadas, his day only clicking.(iii) But he peeks at the skyjust in time to strike itwith thunder's fat drumstickthat breaks it into pieces, leaving holes to leak, as arrows of silver rain drop, spraying air with colorshe has not been waiting for.Until a raven huewraps him up in a sheathe.It leaves him no gearto switch to, as cotton muslindrives him throughto a swaddle blanket.Rolling and drifting himto a flint and foggy sun, as daisy air bounceshim under moonstonesthat breathe outneither daylight, nor night.
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