For today’s napowrimo effort, an edited version of one of my found poems.
Too much has been allowed to pass.
We must gather the threads; observe what history weaves for women.
Mythical beginnings of conflict hold
invisible maps of body plans illustrating a complex dance.
Kaleidoscopes of glittering pigments reveal
eyes, wings, elaborate bodies; luring insects with colour and fragrance
Breathtakingly complex, she improvises
through many variations; girl, future mother, grandmother.
Walking evolutions path, swimming
in a floating house, reaching for the sky; Heroica faces land and sea
– and the first feathers appear.