by Paul Nelson
Horse flies are smudges on the air.
— Ramón Gomez de la Serna
Dragonflies are silent fireworks. Into the heart of a carnivore we go & see her arrive 30mph on the solstice see her stalk the rushes & sedges recon the ponds work the grass tips maybe let the fresh sperm be scooped out to mate again maybe see you out thousands of individual eyes maybe shoot up to spy another dragonfly 125 feet above.
Dragonfly older than dinosaur cardinal meadowhawk filigree skimmers western forktail coal-fronted threadtail Apache dancer Aztec dan- cer immortal unreliable more spark than flame more action than lengua mala more meat eater than lilac – sniffer more drunk than your last hallu – cination four wing’d independent flight.
Gauzy wings glitter
in summer solstice
7:04P – 6.25.11