it is only words
this magic
you perform the act



you, feathered friend
the only way to be

you come and go
leave a note
wander on your way

the joy you leave
a constant companion
i hear the melody

away, down yonder
where the cattails play
and the dogfish stray
and the rented heart longs to stay.

Picture:  Tree Swallow.  Handsome aerialists with deep-blue iridescent backs and clean white fronts, Tree Swallows are a familiar sight in summer fields and wetlands across northern North America. They chase after flying insects with acrobatic twists and turns, their steely blue-green feathers flashing in the sunlight. Tree Swallows nest in tree cavities; they also readily take up residence in nest boxes.

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Monhegan Island, ME 5/30/2016

This girl
sits on the cliff
lets the boat
rot, become the ground she stands upon
and the flowers bloom
in honor of discovery
of self and man.

Let me be
forever wayward
and able to find my way back home.