Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Whirling birds dart across the sky like bright waterbugs on a lake. I hear the whap-whap-whap of engines while lying in bed at 5 a.m. and imagine their single bright light, those mechanical stars, moving through morning.

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Elizabeth Westmark
Switched At Birth

4 comments:

Gordon Mason said...

Particularly like the sound of the birds in flight.

Dave King said...

Yup, I can go for that. It wins me over.

Lorna said...

Evocative of helicopter flight, the first image that sprang to my mind.

Elizabeth (Beth) Westmark said...

Lorna -- trust your instincts. They were, indeed, helicopters.