Feather-bare yet bird bone
hollow built to be air lifted
engineered to slip into wind
to guide its elbow

to lead the slow waltz
of revolutions, forming figures
against blue danube sky
repeated down the line

each bright tapered blade
cuts in clasps momentum
to its chest and pinwheels
sky to earth to sun to wind

Lynne Haley lives in the Cabinet Mountains of Montana where she and her husband Sam are working to carve out a hermitage in the midst of National Forest lands.