She is a river of birds
sweeping into her watercolours
while he dances like bursting garlic,
restless yet lively growing.
An impossible reaction with a thought
that we never knew we kept.
Two timeless children in cloud-colour
reinvent the avian art of the collective.
Inviting all into the channel they hang
lightly between us so the animal love–
longing can billow out and exhale into the atmosphere.
by Sal Harris, Scotland for “Grises” 2016.