Splash by Terry Persun

Wine or water waits.

The leaf floats like a flower in wind.

Sunlight becomes red with envy.

The stone threatens.

Air coagulates into sound.

It’s as though everything living stops.


There is no answer good enough.

The mind is not like water or wine.

Leaves are not flowers.

No matter how yellow the sound, don’t go.

Suddenly, color is created from nothing.

Insects are carried away on hope.


Believe in the activity.

How can green burn so bright?

Take it all back.

Make the water’s reflection refresh.

There is only one thing left to do.

The universe started with a splash.

Terry Persun
streamimage terry pTerry Persun writes in many genres, including historical fiction, mainstream, literary, and science fiction/fantasy. He is a Pushcart nominee, and has published technical articles in numerous engineering journals. His novel, “Cathedral of Dreams” is a ForeWord magazine Book of the Year finalist in the science fiction category. His novel “Sweet Song” just won a Silver IPPY Award. His latest novel is, “Revision 7: DNA”, a sci-fi thriller. Terry’s website is: or you can find him on Amazon at: //