Trouble in Paradise
Burdened by a princely crown,
Will’s royalty means riches.
Gold and purple clothe his dream
of L A Lakers glory.
But scuffles at his sunny school–
there are daggers in men’s smiles—
draw him back to Philly’s rain.
The Painted Sky
Wooden clouds pour down pencils.
Big drops erase the crime scenes.
Pounding rainstorms wash away
greed’s stench, Philly’s sticky hands.
Glittering slabs of lightning
electrify the art scene.
Painting in gold and purple,
Will daubs his face, unaware.
Step through glass into Will’s world.
Many of us already there,
wearing societal masks.
He alone smiles through to us
amid the lightning and rain.
With cameras we snap his plight.
He alone has seen the light.
Fresh Prince by Alloyius Mcilwaine
Sensu Rain by Michele Kishita
photos by James C Horner
taken at Philadelphia International Airport
March 26, 2022