The Heavens Cleave

Birds, they see everything
        this is why the angels have their wings
        where the heavens cleave
        to subtract us, and why
        pillows are filled with feathers
        so to break the fall

Like a church's vaulted ceilings
        they fly, tracing arches
        wedding the heights to the motions
        of our base arguments
        in grounded, plodding tethers
        as we look everywhere but up
        and wonder, 'is this all?'



(May 11, 2021: taking a 2 week pause from social media. Peace and happiness!)

Photo (CC BY-SA) 2021, Blue Grosbeak with Prisma filter.