to be 
post-modern 
when the modern age 
hasn't yet ended

behind in these times
so gratefully, gracefully

a gull over water 
arcs in a breeze
deep deafened hurtle 
to drown head-first

in life

one foot 
in front of some other
one-at-a-time
once 

upon a time,
this silent oath:
I am

cc: Chagall 2021