Photo © Peter Y. Chou
"Chinese Day Cloud"
Mountain View (1-31-2014)

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem— Seize the day
before it drifts dashes away!

It's so rare to see a cloud
shaped like a rectangle or square

but here above me is
Chinese ideogram for "day".

The Sky Painter is in a rush
splashing white ink with his brush.

Let's be alert and attentive—
focus on the things at hand

for this moment will not last
and the day is fading fast.

I'll have my eggs sunny-side up
so light flows through my work.

  — Peter Y. Chou
      Mountain View, 2-6-2014