after Leeming & Patterson
Try, if you can, to think yourself a cloud. It may help
and really, we are not so very different from them.
It’s only that clouds move along with more ease
and are often the first to see the moon bow out to dawn.
But we both have our fists and accolades
and we are both touched through with wind.
So think yourself a cloud for even the commonest
can tremble with light.