Of Antelopes, Stones and Newton’s Delight

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antelopes jump and stones fall
but by my sights an anteloping
across a yellow prairie kissed by light
sailing over breeze-skimmed grass
wingless …….. front legs folded
rear stretched back in flight
set to be sprung against gravity as
adrenalin pumping
……………………….……. she alights
still clear of the cheetah
that has her in its sights
……….. has a lyrical edge over
falling rocks raining down
from height, though
the drama of both
may close dark
as night

Jim Culleny
9/7/19

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