Child Cymbals Firecrackers, a poem written by Dah at Spillwords.com
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Child Cymbals Firecrackers

Child Cymbals Firecrackers

written by: Dah

@dahlusion

 

A dragon floats down the street
undulating above
three men dancing and twisting
A child runs alongside the parade
her blond hair streams

Red paper lanterns, like massive cherries
hanging from trees
the crowd sways from side to side
clashing cymbals snapping firecrackers
the running child is crying

her blue eyes are frightened
tears glistening and falling
and heads are turning
looking at the lost child’s panic
The hand of a woman appears

the child reaches for the hand
the red lanterns are glowing
the cymbals, louder than laughter
the dragon rears its paper head
the crowd roars

Dah

Dah

DAH is a multiple Pushcart Prize and Best Of The Net nominee, and the author of nine books of poetry. DAH lives in Berkeley, California, where he is working on his tenth poetry collection, while simultaneously working on his first collection of short fiction.
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