the hours

the hours*

the hours
goddesses
of cicada
wing
stitched
with rainbow
filament
that crinkles
under man’s
brute touch
how they fly
in strength
upon us
gentle
from us.

morning, 29 november 2012
vulcan lane, auckland

*From Wikipedia: ‘In Greek mythology the Horae or Hours (Greek: Ὧραι, pronounced Hōrai, “seasons”) were the goddesses of the seasons and the natural portions of time.’

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