Up Here, All Things Float

Dan Cardoza

We know what makes
a balloon float,
clouds without string too.

After all, we built magic
up there, if just to redeem

All things ascend somewhere.

So much so,
the dark vault of sky
impossibly sags

clouds buckle like
riveted steel beams with cracked
seams, impossibly so.

For now the patched stitches
won’t sieve, though a few
believe it’s only a matter of time.

Dan A. Cardoza has a MS Degree in Education from UC, Sacramento, Calif. He is the author of four poetry Chapbooks, and a new book of fiction, Second Stories.