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Accustomed only to the weight of the autumn seed head
A fragile stem bends as a bird alights
Each catches its balance at the brief
The brief
The brief quiver
As the plant dances
They both recover
The bird examines the seed head
Before moving to the next delicate perch
Searching for food
Or for rest from the weight of the souls
That it carries on its wings

For Wei Sun, who died this morning
shared with dverse for the OLN of 10-28-21

13 thoughts on “Resilience

  1. This is so beautiful. I adore how you captured the delicacy of the delicate, especially in these lines:

    “A fragile stem bends as a bird alights
    Each catches its balance at the brief
    The brief
    The brief quiver
    As the plant dances
    They both recover”

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