How do you capture a feeling?
Can you keep it in a bottle?
Can you tuck it between second hands?
Can you shove it under fingernails?
Tumble it through a drier and hope
it's waiting for you when you get home?
Can you leave it next to coins and
gum wrappers at the bottom of a purse?
Fold it between pages of books or
under welcome mats?
How do I capture the feeling of a
mid-September afternoon or
raindrops on swollen lips?
the buzz under street lights?
the silent moment before falling asleep?
a trickle of honey that falls from a chin?
warmth of skin after a hot shower?
fingers weaving through a dog's coat?
the smell of bread baking?
sun on closed eyelids?
waves smacking ankles?
a good book devoured in hours?
the first sprout of spring?
How do I capture this feeling
that I am finally getting better?