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Naia


The Flowing Nature of Things

Paper
lightly wetted
and paint ripe with color . . .
the endless potential in one
brush stroke.


Against A Watercolor Dawn

At first
I thought it dead,
with spread wings motionless,
on the bowing end of leafy
bamboo,
neither
flick nor tremble of antennae . . .
and it occurred to me,
"How glorious
this death."

As if
it were posing
for a still-life painting,
fragile, tattered wings awaiting
first light . . .
a shift
then lift upward -- from bamboo leaves
the Giant Swallowtail
rises into
daybreak.

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