Floats skyward
fleeting glimpse of dexterity
a disturbance on the surface
a red spot that lasts a million seasons

an air so thick you walk on it
feet up there in clouds so heavy
they can not sink

moisture so heavy
when it hits a body its deadly
and a wind so strong as to register

in your mind it falls back to the earth
settling dust makes it fail and rest


Nicholas Alexander
21 January 2017