I liken myself to a dragonfly

Written by: David Whalen

I liken myself to a dragonfly Settling with papery rustle To briefly watch The world go by Then to flit away In a hurried hustle To settle anew And to anew espy To gaze about In wide-eyed wonder I try to take it all in Again…before I fly The wonder of water The sound of thunder I perceive through the eyes Of the dragonfly I hear the flowers Each and every one I taste the wind I absorb the sun Tis only human I am But in my mind I cause my form to morph… into another wondrous one I liken myself to a dragonfly With parchment wings And faceted eye The better to see All things that matter to me And fathom the scheme of the sky