I almost missed it,
that night sky flash
gone in the blink of an eye.
That’s the way with shooting stars;
they’re acts of serendipity.
Like a yellow leaf veined in red lying in my path
Or the breath of challah’s rising aroma as I walk by Becker’s Bakery
Or the crack of breaking pasta before it’s dropped in steaming water
Windfall marvels, fleeting gifts
so easy to be missed
Photo of shooting star across Texas Hill Country sky taken by Ralph Arvesen 2014-07-28, 1:00 AM https://www.flickr.com/photos/rarvesen/14771432452