In late evening, my spirit slipped its mews
and perched watching me--my remainder self--
broad-leafed, overtall, growing from a gap in the step.
There were heels on the paving stones,
a spill of some harsh but bone-known tongue.
I woke, the tether caught--
the mews reoccupied.
I rose, swayed; hawk & hollyhock in temporary union.
Note: In falconry, a mews is a birdhouse designed to house one or more birds of prey. In falconry there are two types of mews: the freeloft mews and traditional mews. Traditional mews
usually consist of partitioned spaces designed to keep tethered birds
separated with perches for each bird in the partitioned space.
A 55 for my BFF.