mayfly-horizontal-brightIt would seem difficult to disappear when

             There is traffic to watch for

             The edge of the sidewalk

             The cross signal about to change

And the universe in the midst of swallowing one whole.

It would seem difficult to disappear when

             There is a meeting to chair

             An opinion to give

             Errors to correct

And the lilac scented wind blowing through everything.

The skin of the newly molted crayfish is tender to the touch, but

The person of no skin has no inside/outside to touch.

             Who is there to disappear?

Yet still the Mayflies find screens to perch on with no difficulty at all.

 

Carolyn Seburn

27 May, 2015

Photo credit: Barry Cottam

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