From Art of Mind: Philosopoems to the World
*I Held a Lorikeet Today*
I Held a Lorikeet Today—
My open palm seizes the moment
This warm season graciously
Another quotidian day,
In a prosaic site tinctured in gray,
When in from the Wind
A Pop Fly
Like a stray Blue Jay.
My hand was as still as the air,
As un-shifting as my beholden stare.
I admiringly hawked at its wings—
As the sun beamed down on us,
I knew I had it made
In the Shade.
This was a once in a lifetime sight,
And I had the perfect bird’s-view.
I captured these six seconds,
And held it for the rest of the day.
My face had a serene tint,
In-Hidden a camouflaged grin…
Although I knew it’d soon fly away…
And I’d sit alone again.
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