where was it I saw the dragonfly?
we both went about our lives in separate ways
undisturbed each tasting
the fresh air along the creek.
holds us with her roots and her leaves
to a single place on Earth,
a place untamed.
This world is at the end of my block,
down a short path, outside of city time.
My breath slows.
We, dragonfly and I,
notice a tangle of light and berries,
and for a single moment,
we become a constellation
of shooting stars.
forward and backward
guiding me to
P.S. Because dragonflies are the only insect that can fly forward and backwards thee are given to people leaving home to ensure they find there way home. May we all find our way home safely each day we dive into the dark…
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