Space Out

Ascent  John Safe

There is necessity for flight
to lift into air…like flying fish
against restricted rise.

Échappé and grand Jeté..
ballet dancers jump…soar weightless.
Stage-lit trapeze flyers…trusting,
launch toward catchers…timed,
using the grace of gravity.

Near me…dusk daydreams into night
as caved bats dart from folded sleep
to squeak a thin harmonics
against limits in their space.

Bonnie Marshall

Sculptor: John Safer  “Ascent”

10 thoughts on “Space Out

  1. You have such a beautiful way with words. I love the phrase, “the grace of gravity.” It makes me think about the exhilaration not only of flight but of falling.

    (And as a side note, “the grace of gravity” would be a great title for a blog about getting older!)

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