13 July, 2012

The Biped

Long, lean vertical muscles camp out
under stars, up hills, on top of dust, stretching far.

Swinging back and forth, pendulous,
these encased tendons work with friction, moving on.

Rhythmically, they bounce, keeping
a weighty frame, full of blood and water, upright.

These legs touch the ground and elevate
the body, dancing, running, kicking, standing.

Connected electrically with wired nerves,
jointed bones open possibilities for liberty, adventure.

Standing tall, on stilts of calcium and sweat,
bipedal force reaches heights that touch heavenly bodies.

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