online: 10 august 2017
modified: 10 august 2017
10 august 2017 between sky and trees
returning to this familiar view... and setting aside oneself seen as
singular... enjoy immediately the city forest... in still air and blue haze
above a strip of red lit tall buildings between sky and trees...
...as light fades and rush hour ends... a strip of pale white cloud
appears high above the city... the red lights twinkle more than once a
second... and a lone helicopter moves slowly between the trees and
cloud... .and suddenly brightens as its fuselage rotates... revealing floodlight...
...getting darker... and cooler... the scene intensifies as flow of
words nearly stops and there is a sound of voices speaking and singing in
near darkness... until becoming silent...
as i got up to go a large bat flew out from trees behind me and swung in
silhouette against the sky... and several moths flew short flights
among the grasses at my feet...
...short walk for me tonight... (less than a hundred metres)...
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