embroideries of the sky

rootless in the glare

growing out of cloud

drifting down in dyes

shaken out of air

branches bowed

and gentled by the trade

of leafy draperies

for drifting braid

the frayed solutions

of the globe

suspended in the breeze

the day resolved

its robe


in lifeless freeze

its spring destroyed

by empty canopies

summers fading

into history

settling in a void

where skaters

glide lightly under limbs

with furls and crescents

ornately greyed

in the tumbling shade

a world bent

by crystal traceries

ornate as presents

under Christmas trees


Tippet Alley

March 1, 2013