Joyce L. // BLUE

I was sitting

on the bench by the field next to our school.

I leaned back and stared straight

up into the empty sky.

It was too empty.

Not a wisp of cloud marred

the perfect blue expanse above.

Something about that immense, unfeeling celestial

void unnerved me.

I felt as if I were adrift; bobbing

helplessly alone in the midst of a vast ocean.

There was only the pure blue color,

wildly piling over the top of my head.