a bold blue dragonfly hooks my

eyes follow dark veins on pellucid 

wings lift its flight upward and 

_______________________right, replaced by clothes on a line

drying with their shoulders pinned

coloured distraction swaying in the sky 

where clouds puffy and white 

_______________________a  t
__________________f l  o   

the sliver down to my window again

it hovers for a moment long enough to 

linger, now it leaves to find 

f  e  a  t  h  e  r  s

a brisk all-black crow, its silken 

shine blurry through thick yellow stains 

fissured dust on forgotten glass




__________________down the wall 

to my feet tucked beneath, in,

__________ __________ __________ __________ out of sight.

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