A Question of Geometry

Then the dragonfly flew,
squaring the corner, came
up the ramp toward the door
of the portable classroom —
a low, hovering student enrolled.

She pivoted suddenly, shunning
my handshake and greeting;
sharp corner before flying
back over the sidewalk.  She measured
the smooth cement squares
length by width, squaring
her corners to match
the edges and cracks
between the regular, regimental

Settling in the sun, stunning
emerald and gold, pondering
our angles —

considering the human need.

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Thanks to Terveen Gill at MasticadoresIndia for publishing my poem!




9 thoughts on “Publication!

  1. Congratulations Charley- well deserved! I love how you tied the dragonfly to human need. When I encounter a dragonfly, I always feel as if they are studying me to see if I am worthy of their presence. They are magical creatures with an amazing flying ability.

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