Diamond Firetail

A Diamond Firetail

beautiful..

slight..

and elusive

eating unconcernedly

by the side of the road

seeds of grass

And we pass

in a flurry

lives tossed by hurry

and greed for experience

carried along

by technology

and the Theory of Everything

Needing to know.. be part

of a meaningful universe

Yet as we pass

that delicate feather-wing thing..

we pause to observe

a minute’s silence

for what we have lost

and note how

the shiny Diamond Firetail

carries in its tiny presence

the essence of vitality….