One day when the sky was all ablaze
With the shimmering glow of the setting sun
A thundering jet screeched across the void -
Shattering the stillness
Tearing at my heartstrings
Thrusting asunder
The sacred bonds and ties
I've so painstakingly kept intact.

Like an unseen presence
From a distant past
A glimmer of the memory bag whisked by
Trailing the fast-fading roar
Across the far horizon
Shedding a flurry of dust
A million specks of flickering flakes
Filling all the air with a misty haze -

I lifted my arm
To unfurl the locked-in memories
Scattering them mid-air
Mingling with the flying wind -
I raised my eyes - and behold!
The wind was gone with the lingering strands -
The sinking sun lit up the barren skies
And swept into darkness what once had been.

When night is done and dawn's soft light
Begins to burst in strength and thrust in time -
Ferry me to your heights sublime
To harness the secrets of a new-born day.

"One day suddenly" - by Ivy C. Machida