Phoenix: Fearless

At first we see retreating

then flapping wings
to no avail

watch everything descend
to fear

with each decline

until the free falls
cease to be
the ends of possibility:

then nothing
takes our breath away

or grounds us long

not even death.

Phoenix: Fearless © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: July 17, 2020