Flightlight

 

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a white window of sky
—two feet by ten—
at the top of the wall of windows
that show just buildings

a stark tree
with only a few
December leaves
left on the branches

eight Canadian geese
soar diagonally
across the gray-white canvas
up, up,
and are gone

 

© Ralph Wright, O.S.B.
November, 2006

DAVID ILLIG