As I watched a seed sigh on the
song of a slipstream I realized

                   what was once its hope to fly
                              was now its trust in the breeze

                   what was once its dream to take root
                              was now contingent upon the currents that carry
                   this cocoon
                   this chrysalis                   of beginning

                   its weight – which warps the wind –
                   a contribution
                   to the dictation
                   of its destination.

Dana Michele Havas is a poet living in Ithaca NY, when she is not writing she is helping to keep her regional food system resilient by serving farmers in her community. This is amongst her first publications along with her recently published work in New Note Poetry (April 2022). You can find her on Twitter @dmhavas (not terribly active) but welcomes the engagement none-the-less.