Better Angels

Better angels, with flight lost to that skyward ruin
and tossed to Earth, where they will surely do in
time, as mortal souls, a dance of celebration
for the humanity of Icarus and his determination
to fly, as they themselves become more luminous beings
having left behind the wry conspiracy of angels wings.


The Wisdom Of Pigeons Wings

There are things
like the frantic popping
of a pigeon’s wings,
as it hovers
and hops from place to place
in the city, pecking
at half-eaten bagels,
that tell you
something is wrong.
For how could things
so precise and masterful,
so fine and graceful,
as wings, sound
so reckless and hysterical?