water — untitled

around the garden
i stretched the step
beyond a step
along the lawn
between the apple trees
i swooped up

with effort
like stepping up without the step
the lawn below me
the birds below me
i looked down on the apple trees
i looked down on the hedge

and i moved north
i fear heights
but challenged myself
to face
the huge old trees
rising beyond
the back

and i rose
above the summer house
above the bantam run
and i rose
but couldn’t rise
above the huge old trees
beyond the back

i returned
and swooped and swung
over the lawn
i returned
between the apple trees
i returned
and stopped my step