A Shout

From the falling form
of an intricate vase
water was freed,
each flowing cluster and drop
a complexity of light,
color and motion
spilling excitedly through the air
amidst one vivid yellow rose
and several white lilies
tumbling into space,
the glazed ceramic vase shattering,
scattering flowers,
shards and splinters
and splashing water
onto the exact geometries
of a tiled floor,
the incident wild and beautiful
like an explosive shout
against whispered rituals
of behavior.

Copyright © 2018 Scott Schuleit