Soap bubbles
From a children’s park
break a traffic rule

a surprise
the little girl
opens her hand…a shell

no breeze
children on branches
sway their legs

dim light in the bus…
a tiny finger
counts the stars

all in a row
small sandals

her crayons…
the red one smaller
the others

rural school…
the shy smiles of children
waiting for the bus

boy’s dorm
the glow of a firefly
in a bottle

carnival over…
a little girl’s sandal
among footprints

boy’s mouth open
watching the fish
eat the puffed rice