A Resemblance

in some ways that pigeon resembles me
a plump waddler easily startled

it pulls its head and stomach down
to a point just over and in front of its legs
before a launch into the air
accompanied by frantic flapping of wings
to ensure lift off

perhaps if I could centre my gravity
in just that way
I could launch into the same air


© Frank Prem, 2001


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