If You Could Fly, Would You?

How warm the land against your feet,
how reassuring?

How many skies retract
your inventory of floor layering?

A felt-tipped diagnostic changes
how you were to how you are.

Whatever water is embraced by
the imaginary branches.

Look from the picture window at what qualifies
as an automatic, fleeting photograph.

How will you keep it?
How will you keep still?

How will you avoid keeping still?