Dappled Light

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Gray spots touch his skin.

As if an angel stays up late at night

before his birth

touching him with dots of love

using the smallest fingers of her wings.

Every shade of black and white melded,

Layered hues of charcoal and ivory

Seashells and coal

Palest dawn before daylight.

He is born to run with the sun

Taking me with him

On his back

This gigantic beast on perilous legs.

Dappled light flashing

Taking me to places I have only dreamed

As a child

And never been.

All rights reserved.  ©2015 Sara Fryd

©2015 photo by Nancy P. Padilla of the awesome Altivo