By Ellen Scherer
Tonight it’s you and me dancing in a bar of crumbling wildflowers preserving the meaning and making up rhymes daring the world to break while we soar overhead, wingless. These were the memories designed by our dreams and our place was the constant refrain Tonight we ride high on a radio song twisting the sails of our secrets sharing the wind like twinned canaries This was the town where shelter is found while dandelions dance down our arms. Tonight we’re frozen in real time tending magnolia and grass as they grow by the freeway that runs through the garden in our yard. These were the memories we used to feel free. This was the town we used to belong to. But everything changes and changes again... except you and me. We are wildflowers. We’ll sprout just fine out of the concrete.
Ellen Scherer is a writer, director, and co-founder of Green Buffalo Productions (GBP), based in Buffalo, NY. Recent publications include I’ve Got Nothing, and Vulnerably Confident (Too Well Away), A Year of Fruit (Spirited Muse Press), I’ll Drink to That (The Literatus), and RCVI: Gun Violence (Rosen Publishing). Other writing credits include 2020 Was My Year (A Moment of Your Time), When the Party’s Over (Cone Man Running), I Was Here (Equity Library Theatre, Open Space Arts, Inclusive Theatre of WNY), I’ve Got Your Back (GBP), Scary Monsters (GBP, Inclusive Theatre of WNY) Ellen has directed and produced several pieces for GBP over the past 3 years and has recently added to her bag of tricks as a film editor for the company’s Spooky Film Festival. Twitter: ellen_gbp IG: green_bflo