Have you ever just sat and watched the dragonflies?
As they go from flat out to zero
Zero to flat out
In the blinking of an eye.
Hover – left -up – forward – down and back
Zap, off they go- fire crackers
Painting tiny arcs of dazzling, colour.
In the air in the air in the air
Rainbows flash on turning wings
As sunlight dances in the mad geometry
of wing lattice inlaid with transparent gauze.
Gems of the air