- Vol. 05
- Chapter 04
Image by Daniel Frost
BIRD OF PURPLE VIVIDNESSPurple bird swoops low
wings outstretched – traveling with surety and determination
vaporous plumage protecting from icy wind
distance no deterrent, as feet graze the ground
sure of footfall – sure of destination
As she passes by I marvel, speechless
that so spectacular a being shares space with earth-bound mortals
If I reach out, will this phantasmal creature melt into nonexistence?
if I close my eyes, will this violet figure disappear?
her very creation a possible mirage painted from high altitude breath?