Rock implies feathers

Rock implies feathers. They must be fossilized here, imbedded at the blind core. Quills of flight -- ready to spring from a blank heart of slantwise shale. The little blueprints lie crushed and flat at the center of the stone. To learn to arch, to clear the edge of want, I begi n the ransacking.

of stories this month > Get unlimited stories
You've read  of 5 free articles. Subscribe to continue.

Only $1 for your first month.

Get unlimited Monitor journalism.