Treasure Island

Leslie Philibert

(6th March 1954 / London, England)

Der Turmfalke


The weight inside a dive; muscles work against the wind.
Motionless ignore the reduced; a quilt of cornfields,
bleached boxes of barns; holes full of gravel,
a mess of houses and lanes. So when
the heat rises and the earth scatters:
heed the hunter`s eyes, the blue irises,
the terrible beauty of the last seconds, sinking.

Submitted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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