In my mind a lilac begins to leaf
before it begins to leaf.
A new leaf
is a new moon.
As the skin of a chameleon
reflects temperature, light, emotion,
an x ray of my hands
reflects chance, intention, hunger?
You can, in x-ray
study the symmetry of crystals,
but here, now,
the caesura marks a shift in the mind,
a luna moth opening its wings.