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29 Sep13

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“Taking Shape”
and
“Thin Ice”
Oversteps Books;
 
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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