A Single Cloud

The way it feels to look up and see a single cloud.

In a blue sky. It strikes the eye.

A confrontation.

Not so much “hanging there.”

Drawn across a blue beyond our ability to focus. The sun – over a shoulder –

illuminates it, modelling its form in light and dark; but…

It is translucent. Shadows cast on its underside are lit through from behind.

The light not so much occluded as tempered. What seemed light and dark

is really warm and cool. Even this gradation is inverted at times.

Cool bright and warm dark. The bright is dazzling.

The dark is still lighter than the sky. Itself brilliant, glowing,

from within?




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