Chasing infinity - Weekend

Chasing infinity

Illustration by Geraldine Sypiecco
Illustration by Geraldine Sypiecco

Through the glass window,
I watch birds dart past one another,
over trees, from branch to branch

In my mind’s ear they twitter, flirting
wingtip to wingtip, dipping,
rising, back and forth,
nearby, leaves waving

I pick a bird, and as though
with pencil in hand, I
trace its flight. Teasing
through this fabric
of random loops, I find
a pattern crisscrossing
a collage of edges —
sewn on metal quilt,
it reads:

Infinity

The bird becomes
a blur and below
where the sun’s flare
has picked a spot,
a hand appears
and shuts the blinds.

— L. EVAN FLORILLO

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