He read aloud gently, balancing on one leg
then another with his plumed pen
A giant walked behind the pavilion
in a hunt for food to throw on the fire,
“Omega” tattooed on his Buddha belly
and thick glasses steaming in the dusk.
Mermaids dallied by waters edge
bobbing for bits of bread.
Smoke spiraled slowly through sticky air
and yellow flowers folded themselves up
as sun slipped away.