And the wingspan?
It varies; it can be
in microns, in centimeters, in meters.
It depends on the model, the material, the
driving force; the purpose, the height to be reached.
Folded, closed up, sheltered
beneath a wreath of bright green, in Eden
feeding on happy moths;
or under ice with the detritus, majestic
bones, mammoths, flies extinguished
in the depths of the shadow of time.
We traveled longer than we were able,