moments in descent

moments
yes

he had moments
when it felt
like he was flying

as though he was kin
to the great birds
though
he had no power
to circle
and no power
to rise

only the power
to fall

moments

he had moments too
when he felt
he had been
that he would be
falling
forever

there was no end

the state he was in
of nothing
above him
eternity
below
was all there could ever be

moments
when tears
leaked from the corners
of his eyes
blinding him with blur
freeze drying
on his face
as he fell
and fell

moments
black moments
when he remembered
the sensation
of being pushed

~

Poem #567 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

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