My pair of feet
Smack the flag-stones
That are something left over from your walking
The wind stuffs the scum of the white street
Into my lungs and my nostrils
Exhilarated birds
Prolonging flight into the night
Never reaching — — — — — — —

This poem is in the public domain. Published in Poem-a-Day on January 9, 2022, by the Academy of American Poets.