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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