One Summer Eve

flock of blackbirds
I open my arms
closer to sunset

Notes from the Gean 8/13

Today I Watched Blackbirds

Today I watched blackbirds-

Dashing this way and that through the hot summer night.
Intrigued I was by their thin red strips
That blurred with the deep blue sky; their wings in flight.

Lying on my back
My shoulders melting into warm concrete
The grass slippery and cool on the tips my feet

My arms out to the side; supported
Alive and lifted: the blackbirds and me
Drunk on the slight heaviness of dusk and bay breeze.

A song
A melody
My lungs full of its sweetness…

Today I watched blackbirds-

expanding into summer air
sunset and thin red strips
my freedom, tonight