These are the words we use when we
talk about how we are more than our bodies:
the terrestrial storms moving
beyond the immediate sky
heaping up and overthrowing the forecast
darkening with thick shadows,
bulking out wetness melt
in a song of vertical altitude.
Magpies umbrella fledglings with their feathers
as drops the size of rain
pelt the scape of the city’s ranges
a fine tantrum rendition.
How small are the beginnings?
Trigger neck bristle, the empty heart pump
forks to break the massive sky into segments
eggshell crazed and painful,
showing us we are chick small – from blue egged
nesting – needing the time for feathers
to alter ourselves into bird bomb razor;
to become weather itself.