when you are feeling blue
(as sometimes we do)

find a short moment

to be as a shimmer tree

from your top-head
to your toes

flap flare and flash
bend arch and plume
shim shake and shiver


let leaves fall
and new buds grow

sing with the breeze,
howl with the wind,
cry with the rain,
smile with the sun

for a short moment
if you can,
put off that which binds
your heart

and shimmer