The click of a camera lens and
This moment will never be forgotten, a
Dragonfly in flight, double iridescent wings
Lofting up and out of the garden.
I have watched children in flight out of
The nest, perhaps a bit unstable at first
Then lofting to careers and loves,
To adulthood on tiny wings that have
Grown stronger with every headwind.
The wings of the dragonfly look so fragile,
they are wings as strong as steel.
Our fragile wings can be as strong