The DMQ Review

Copyright © 2002 Bob Dornberg

Kite Flying at Grove Lake

                                    - for Daryl Traster

A man's alone when he hunts
the brittle air for wind enough
to wind out his yarn
for all the world to see.

He dreams of golden galleons
set full-sail against the sun,
oblivion's single wing slipping
like a string through his fingers.

We watch from lawn chairs
set out along the trees.
We are wingless spectators
tending the magic unwinding
between a man and the wind.

The kite writes his dreams
far above the air's urges,
names what the sky knows
about windy days and the truth
that waits like wind in all of us.

Fredrick Zydek
Copyright © 2002

Fredrick Zydek's work has appeared in The Antioch Review, Cimmaron Review, The Hollins Critic, New England Review, Nimrod, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Yankee, and others. His fifth collection of poetry, Takopachuk: The Buckley Poems, is forthcoming from Winthrup Press.

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