"In the Moment"

Owl Creek School
Washington, AR

As I stand here, I feel the breeze
     Slither down my spine
          My hair flowing with the wind
               Birds chirping, bees buzz
                    It’s almost as if time has stopped

A single moment frozen
     A dog’s mouth open ready to catch a Frisbee
          A boy’s ice cream drip, drip, dripping
               But the drip hangs suspended in mid air
                    Leaves hang swirling on the breeze
                         And, for a moment the breath of the world is held

What happens next?
     What happened right before?
          I don’t care.
               I’m in the moment.