Summer is a special time to be aware.
A walk through a city park at the end of the day was the inspiration for this piece — another truth from nature about the beautiful shapes relationships can take.
The Spaces Between
like a ribbon unraveling
swirling overhead with a flourish
they write to me in the sky
what is the message? the meaning?
they disband and then land
separate, independent touch downs
quiet, barely perceptible movements
then again and at once
they soar wings tip to tip
and by the spaces they keep between them
a beautiful pattern is placed in the present
solids against a changing sky
a few clouds, shades of blue and grey
purples, and the orange hues of
endless sunrises and sunsets
in the background or the foreground
depending on how you look at it —
present in different ways at different times
but always —
birds of a feather.