Parable of Self-Discovery
Jason Fraley

birds scatter into flight: trajectory of the first atoms:
sky tipped purple and orange: geese migrate from edge
to edge: (heaven): branches collapse from weightlessness:

pocket knife on a nearby stump: forefinger whittled
into a narrow plum: juicy until silhouettes: until beak against bone:
a woodpecker flees its trail of echoes: its discovery I am seedless: