Dignity

….I sit still in the gardenHummingbird redhead
…. falling away
…. among Pat’s lilies

falling too

…. hummingbird
…. tiny as a big bee

…. red-head harvesting
…. hovers, not falling, but

…. falling too

….around a starbud
….also falling on the fringe
….of a galaxy

…. freefalling—
…. amongst what

…. hummingbird slingshots to hydrangea
…. impossible wings against falling
…. invisibly against

…. falling

…. determined as one oppressed
…. not to fall
…………………… or to fall
…. of her own choosing
…. by her own wings, losing
…. at her own calling
.

by Jim Culleny
5/15/14

 

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