• Clouds pretend to be mountains until
  • they move, revealing their massive joke.
  • Petals fall from the cherry unblemished and
  • play in the wind, as if they were detritus.
  • Lizard says he's rock, chortling as
  • we pass, missing him completely.
  • Water laps benignly then reforms as
  • tsunami, biting off the beach and
  • all the pretty houses.
  • Mountain stands serene in snow
  • and silent, curving symmetry,
  • enhancing views and property values,
  • until she tires of the charade and
  • claims her true volcano self.