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29 Sep13

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kite and flyer

we slip between earth and sky
as light slicks along spider silk
from stalk to stalk
hard to distinguish your being
from mine
sometimes the thread itself
is the more living thing
I feel the windís tug and snatch
the lift of you away
towards shafts of light
cloud shapes
straining to hold steady against
swerve and plunge
the tremor of your separateness
travelling from hand
to heart
I cannot let you go nor can I
wind you in
kite and flyer
we are playthings of the elements
knowing one day
though we keep it taut between us
the string must break

Elisabeth Rowe

published in collection, Taking Shape, 2013, Oversteps Books,
ISBN 978-1-906856-40-3