The Balloon

    “The Balloon,” New Era, Aug. 1983, 24

    The Balloon

    I thought about you

    today in the middle

    of psychology while

    a filmstrip about

    human behavior clicked

    on the white wall

    of the auditorium.

    The thought rose

    in my brain like

    a balloon at the rodeo

    and bobbed

    on the top of my mind.

    I felt good for just

    that moment today,

    then somebody

    said something and

    the balloon burst.

    Its empty corpse

    fell to the bottom

    of my imagination.