by Ale Pena
is the feeling of cool, April rain
dancing in your hair; seemingly weightless.
is the way shadows creep slowly in your eyes
when I ask you about belief.
Your retinas slowly expand,
slowly bloom like the firecrackers we watched explode
in a different season.
“Do you believe in God?” I asked.
You shake your head and
the droplets in your hair somehow fall, slip, break in light;
1000 rays of colors
as you answered:
“Sometimes I think God is in everything.”
I touched your wrist then and
felt the tendons of life moving only by a miracle
that cannot be explained by Math and Science,
whose seemingly useless scratches on paper
cannot begin to comprehend
the feeling of
your heavy arm and your dense Being;
your pulse pumping through every crevice;
or how every vein in your body
forms a map of Existence.
The motion of your hand is a work of Art,
vibrant and alive; a Masterpiece,
Van Gogh’s Starry Night.
I then felt your spirit,
loud; pulsing through me.
Every nerve alive:
a Universe inside me; inside Us,
is a heartfelt release shaking our very core.
You closed your eyes and exhaled.
In and out: the sound of your breathing body from the exhilaration of finding
truth and faith.
We sit in the God-rain and become free.
Ale Pena was 1st place winner of the 2014Teen Poetry Contest sponsored by inForney.com