Flying Ducks

Christene SandesonCreative4 Comments

I soar above treetops.
Under milky stars
and along balmy currents,
In my recurring dream, I fly.

I flew
Until it was more acceptable to be uncomfortable,
Until I became too heavy,
Until flying became a childhood memory.

Clipping one feather at a time
It was a slow landing.

Time passed.
The earth under my palms and grass under my knees
became normal.
The bright stains of phthalo and veridian were absorbed
into social cages. Did I once see
Over street wires and alder leaves?

Now,
I want to flap my arms – an action that seems silly.
Weighted with crumbly soils and cool shadows
Can I still lift into the evening?

Can I still fly?

Christene

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4 Comments on “Flying Ducks”

  1. Interesting thoughts and picture. Sometimes we do get so bogged down in the “day to day” we do forget how to fly!

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