Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Eagles would have you believe
that gravity is a fiction
and flight is effortless. Just spread your wings
and circle upward.

Chimney swifts claim gravity
is their toy. They reverse it at will--
hurtling, inches from the earth
they flip the switch
and plummet upward.

To hummingbirds, gravity appears
irrelevant: they float on air like thick soup.
You ask, then why this violent vibration,
invisible whirr of tiny daggered wings?
Indifferent to up and down,
they strain to fly

Sky-seeking heart,
study these models of gravity. Deny it,
play with it, ignore it
impose your own boundaries on it
but above all, fly
in the direction of your choice.

Collection available! Knocking from Inside

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