Magic Carpet by Cindy Marvell

Magic Carpet

by Cindy Marvell

Forever poised for flight, arranged

With care,

The seven wait to be exchanged mid-air;

A moment of release, a change

So rare,

The forces of the world are held at bay.

When kept in flight, a tapestry

They weave

Whose untied threads are ever free

To leave;

This hopeless task may never be

Achieved

For all too soon the balls forsake their play.

Though now my work dissolves before

My eyes,

Sometimes the cloth remains to soar

Through skies

Above the seven on the floor, And flies

With me to seek exchanges far away.

Cindy Marvell, 1988

Suspended Animation