About Wonder by Sylvia Ramos Cruz

About Wonder

Wonder walks naked
comes unseen
as baby’s breath
on mother’s breast

She summons
chimeras—-scent
of sparkling fireflies
lighting the night

Her siren song beckons,
“Come back with me
to that untouched space
where innocence resides”

Everything nourishes her—
fields of carrots
and turnips turn
ro reveries

on earthworms and oceans,
atoms and elephants,
dark matter and
what matters

Forced to make a living
she would do so poorly—
she knocks quietly (not shyly)
waits to be asked in

Wonder dreams of slipping
into cobwebbed corners,
jumping out daily, shouting
“Look at THIS!”

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