Whimsy…

I believe that people deal in shadows and in blankets;
Illegal feathers in their caps.

I believe men search the entire world looking for the perfect ostrich feathers
To put in their multi-cornered hats.

But every once in a while,
A feather bites back.

And then floats away, whimsical in the wind:
Leaves on a breeze.

Until someone plucks her from the air
And thrusts her into another hat

Somewhere.