so tiny, this sliver
of effervescent sunlight
bouncing along the western sky
to produce a 90s punk-pop backdrop
for a moribund traveler;
this cloud, no special object
just one observed while topping a hill
going five under,
nearing home
and rest; 
this specific shade
reaching me, however quickly,
and gone the selfsame instant
made me realize just how I appear
to the universe
that produced it