14 May – On the wing

(For Barbara, in loving memory – and anticipation – of Liz Neville.)

On the wing
for everything –
to sing
and bring
them always home.

Constant motion
over land and ocean,
whether sleeping
or keeping
beaks wide open for bugs.

Ever the gypsy.
A rare joy-gift to see
– purposefully adrift –
brave, beautiful Swift;
speed champion of the skies.

14 May - On the wing