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Animal Rights Poetry By Lee Slonimsky

Concentricities (To a Gnat)

You see the world through eyes so tiny that
a leafís an ocean; or, at least, a lake.

You are Sir Wing Flash, flitting royal gnat
and likely you will never write a book
or draw a sketch, or sing except for buzz,
but youíre my hero, nonetheless.

                                               A breeze, a gust,
and now your whirl is gone; replaced
by empty sunlight. Here, amidst birch trees,
I ponder your quick-winged, spin legacy;
fine master of blue air, big crowd, flight pace.

I have a sense you know geometry!

Your concentricities in air amaze.


© Lee Slonimsky, 2023


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