Cloudwatching

Rebecca Rolnick

Rebecca is a freshman who majors in Conservation Biology and plans to minor in Environmental Writing and Rhetoric. In the future she hopes to do work that protects biodiversity and connects people with nature.

wispy thoughts drift
across the dome of the sky
as I lie here
supported on the warm earth
in the stillness of the
wind

the vapor shifts
as forms come in
and out of being;

dancer

iridescent whirl, invisible,
amid the red flowers

map-maker

drawing a cartography
for the colony’s exploration

astronaut

winging the stars of the ocean depths
that our song rings

translator

deciphering the code
that stands between worlds

all these lives glimpsed
out of the corner of my mind

It’s all the things I will never be
that make me who I am.

2016-12-17T20:19:49+00:00

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