In Pursuit of Flying – a poem by M J Iuppa

In Pursuit of Flying

A girl races down the sidewalk, dragging
her stick across bars of sunlight streaming

through the neighbor’s slat fence, like
music, her shadow dancing in & out

of time’s blank space— that reckless
moment held up to history’s sudden

humors, knowing her body could vanish
into deep silence—our hearts hoping

to hear her sail over the crack & land
in a turn— the curve of air, still

swirling, like a sigh, like a cello
trailing its slow exhale.


M.J. Iuppa ‘s fourth poetry collection is This Thirst (Kelsay Books, 2017).For the past 30 years, she has lived on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario.  Check out her blog: for her musings on writing, sustainability & life’s stew.

1 Comment

  1. Mark Tulin says:

    Beautiful imagery that catches a joyful moment.


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