vignettes&vendettas

poetry and poets

Monday, April 04, 2005

crimson crane

Samuel Akiva Pui-Ying Huang Skeist

a crimson crane
balanced
on one leg
beneath a churning crown
of weeping clouds
one acidic drop
slides
from the cracked tip of its tattered beak
my life
a solitary bead
a lone ragged feather falls
silent
weightless grace
ripples throughout the sea