catalogue of lights

by Ella Standage

light of daylight, light of december daytime,
52% of a day not darkened,
light of sun, soon sunlight on moon reflected,
lightning collected,

light of LEDs strung around the fireplace,
fireplace light, light playing at light of lightbulb,
bulb of light, soon daffodil-light, soon more-light,
warm-light, and not these

trees in photosynthesis-frozen half-light,
street-light-lit night, midnight polluted, moon white
light of winter, light of still sleeping, growth-light,
alright-for-now-light,

light of thunder, thunderbeat light of fireworks,
light of candle kindled, of pools of wax-light,
wax of moon, moon face-full of light, and laughing,
light of her laughter,

future tense-light, light of subjunctive, if-light,
then-light, now-light, light-yet-to-come-light, love-light,
georgia-light, tomorrow-light, see-you-soon-light,
2018-light.