Animated Shapes


Sandstone cliffs betray the hand
     Of running rain, carving out
Fantastic figures in relief.

Cloud banks hesitate to meet the sea
     As the sun performs a brief encore,
Dropping from behind the clouds
     To slide beneath the waves.

In this interval of light,
     The cliffs receive a ruddy glow,
Revealing rows of elemental creatures.

A pterodactyl family
     Parades in single file,
Anxious to exchange
     Headlands for the open sky.


©2016 Michael Fraley




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