Bamboo Sways

by Samuel De Lemos

Bamboo perennial
Asian princess.

We grow some
where we live,

used as an
emerald green barrier
keeps the neighbors
prying eyes at bay.

I’m transfixed
by the movement
and dance of the leaves,

the way it catches the
breeze, swaying
to a rhythmic
wind-filled beat.

Its hypnotizing
visual effect
stills my Western nerves,

my glancing
almond colored eyes.