Dragonflies are whimsical
with wings like the colored glass
Jewel tones so magical
stained glass windows… of a parish mass.
transparent wings, so strong and light
and a long body of neon blue and green
such a refreshing aquatic sight
and but for a moment they are seen
zipping and zinging searching for something
for great many things that can’t be named
then suddenly stop and tentatively cling
and, in this case, to my windowpane.
—Ava Nerio (My Quest For Meestaceesm)