An Iridescent Flash

I saw an indigo bunting once.

Hiking at the expansive preserve
Along the trail beside the corn field.

A border of stalks. Towering. Plain. Endless.

August air, hot and still.

In my mind I was done with the hike.
My tired feet trudged the
Last shadeless stretch.

Then, an iridescent flash.
Violet. Periwinkle. Indigo.

A crystal clear arrow.
Flying low. Straight. Toward us.

Then, gone.
Into the corn

A purple-blue rainbow,
A split second explosion.

Vibrance seared into my brain

The stunning beautiful.
God’s brief magic.

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