Monday, May 13, 2013
Anna Gaccione - One Poem
Upon a Neglected Wall
The sun’s gaze lands
Upon a neglected wall
Usually hidden by darkness.
Light wakes the colors.
Rosewood and russet greet each other.
They begin to dance
Back and forth across the bricks.
Dust stretches towards the light
Having been confined too long
On sills and awnings.
People rush back and forth
Like mindless worker ants, blind
The sun slowly turns its gaze.
Darkness gradually gains power,
Once again suffocating the wall.
The secret is lost in the dark
Until the sun grants it life again.
Maybe then someone will stop
And find the joy in stopping.
Anna Gaccione was born in Virginia in 1992. She has a black belt in Taekwondoe and attends Shorter University.