I am a prism gathering light
casting my spectrum onto the page.
A spectrum of diversity—a rainbow kaleidoscope
divided from the united—and yet side-by-side
I stand with all others as one visible spectrum
lighting the world with feeling and form,
thought and emotion,
until a story, a poem, a writ is done—
where before only blank space occupied
my journal canvas.
My colors, like all the colors of Humanity
are moved to the page—
in cooperation not competition
understanding not confusion—
insight into the conditions that make us human.
Driven by sun energy I see & hear everyone around me—
where-ever and whenever I travel—
and each face looking back is a prism too,
interpreting life as best we can—together.
Jason is a newspaper reporter and fiction writer. His books include: Ode on a Martian Urn, The Legend of Hobbomock-The Sleeping Giant, The Growing Sweater, and Venus Remembered. Jason lives in his childhood home, in Guilford, Connecticut.