Tagged: migration

knowing when to move

knowing when to move
on is an art, is reading cues
from the air, patterns

in the light, is shrinking some
organs to make room for others
.
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every september, our

every september, our
backyard becomes
an olympic
gymnasium, with dad
as the umpire, overseeing
guest and resident
hummingbirds
as they whip the air
to compete for the last
of the nectar, filling
up for the long
migration south
.
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even the birds in

even the birds in
the backyard subscribe to some
sort of chaos – to

migrate or not to migrate,
when the feeder is so full
.
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humans migrating –

in the backyard, the

in the backyard, the
chinese mahogany rains,
leaves gliding through the

air like birds searching for its
migration route, winter is here
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: migration

across the border,

across the border,
under the chain, above the
fence, beyond the
wall – a history
of man-made
barriers,
keeping people
in their place
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: barriers

we are here because

we are here because
you were there
and suddenly,
there is clarity

in this great debate about
people moving from there to here
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: clarity

the hummingbirds came

the hummingbirds came
home last friday, and dad was
ready for them – our

backyard strategically blooming
with fire engine red feeders
.
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at our very

at our very
best, we are
transitional,
migrating through
each state of
matter as soon
as conditions change,
never quite solid
.
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in the life cycle

in the life cycle
of every skin
cell, there is
birth, awareness,
and death.
soon, the last
of the cells that knew
your touch will nearly
all at once
complete their
migration to
the surface, spread
their seasoned
wings, and
dive, dive –
no one
will know
the difference
.
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