Sunday, July 08, 2007

Fallen / Flight




10,000 leaves fall from the backyard tree
spotted yellow in the immediacy of new autumn
the leaves are resurrected as: black bird stretched across cerulean sky

it starts as a death, as a spirit let go,
the plainness of an open face in the new day.
resurrection is: a simple thing, an everyday thing
something old passing, and that transition creating something new

This crow flies out of the frame and off to chase the vulture
(who is necessary in this narrative, though no one seems to like him)
That vulture, who picks up the tender ends of what once was
and carries them through into
becoming something new

Who plays the part of the griffin,
asking riddles, manning the way-station
letting in the lost
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