. . . Tomorrow promises a finished
pavement, cemented in small squares
inch by patient inch. The jot
of red joy flung on concrete
is rediscovered, thrown hand to hand
out of the laborers’ way dancing
into the middle distance . . .
–excerpt from “Sidewalk and Ball” in A Light Dusting of Breath by Donna Pucciani (virtual artists collective/purple flag, 2015). First published in The Wonderbook of Poetry and shutterverse2.wordpress.com with photograph by X Woods.