The belated summer sky is alive with a D r a g o n f l y ballet
Beneath,.. the rain parched sod lay sullied, cracked open by an unsated thirstiness awaiting the painted autumn days and the cleansing rain's renewal
A lace-winged hatch rises skyward — meandering airborne — drifting upwards like a burst of dust dissipating in an invisible cloud of eventide's silent breath
Darting shadows hover above a seeker's curiosity just this side the softening sunset backdrop
A synthesis of fluid motion – darting kinesis – swift agile fliers steal away over the thirsty pond; their mesmerizing beauty enchants as the dimming dusk falls silent —- embellishing the unrelenting ending another summer's imminent curtain call;
reminding how inexorable-time is only a contrived human notion, a recurring extrapolation of passing seasons
Heightening awareness: how we too are only passing through these unholdable moments coming to know we cannot stop how life unfolds
The raindrops will quench the pond's aching thirst again one fall someday...
— hereafter — there will be another beauty of dragonflies some other eyes will see preying on another burgeoning gossamer-winged hatch
and another beckoning autumn when the dragonflies hover below the gazing totems in the treetops
Jesse Stillwater ... September 2018 .
Notes: Dragonflies can fly at 100 body-lengths per second, and three lengths per second backwards. Wiki Fossils of very large dragonfly ancestors in the Protodonata are found from 325 million years ago (Mya) in Upper Carboniferous rocks; these had wingspans up to about 750 mm (30 in). There are about 3000 extant species.