Silver Ribbons

silver ribbons of sunset
settle
along bobbing waves of time
no different from stretching morning
no different
from yawning night

tuned sharp this clockwork body
rocking
on black matter sea
perched in nests on shoreline
this human
is humanity

beauty in the gritty
feathers matted down
down
fluffy like new birth
toughened wise
by predators

predators
who
soar on silver ribbons
stalking from the tree
top of heights branch
farthest sights they see

find me
darting under brush
diving
beneath the clay

when the coast is clear
i’ll swim
to nearest rock

reaching for sunlight
jumping
to the path
dancing
in the freedom
to see
another day

another day
to sing at sunset
to evade the next attack
to live in wakened moments

to live
without regret

~ Em C.~

2.21.18

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