Saturday, September 5, 2009

Point, Counterpoint

If there are fish of the air,
are there birds of the sea?
Could my daughter's betta's fins
be misconstrued as wings,
even as this wingtip of a plane
looks so very like
the tail of a fish?
Who decides what species should go where?
Who says I am a fish out of water;
perhaps I am a mechanical bird,
and I belong in the air,
trailing vapor across the sunset?

And who said black -- or dark -- is bad?
See what a lovely counterpoint my wing provides
to the music of the setting sun...

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