You remind me of a man
Running and screaming
Madly through the streets...
Vanishing into the darkness
Before my eyes could catch you,
Scream trailing behind.
You are like an ambulance--
In the background for mere seconds
Then blazing by with a dazzling
To be out of sight too soon.
You are my time-lapse rose,
Opening like a flaming match--
Blinding colors outstretched to me,
Then caving back in upon yourself.
You... the paddle-ball,
Flying towards me, snapping back,
Then quickly retreating.
You are the indescribable explosion
Of crisp autumn leaves
That somehow had to die and fall
For me to see your true beauty.