Monday, August 3, 2009

From: "Mr. Mastodon Farm"

Birds fall from the window ledge above mine.
Then they flap their wings at the last second.
I can see their dead weight
dropping like stones
for small loaves of bread
past my window all the time.

But unless I get up,
walk across the room
and peer down below,
I don't see their last second curves
toward a horizontal flight.

All these birds just falling from the ledge like stones.

Now due to a construct in my mind
that makes their falling and their flight
symbolic of my entire existence,
it becomes important for me
to get up and see
their last second curves toward flight.


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