Think of pink salmon caught in pools,
plucked from water, tossed to air,
the catch stacked rainbow‑fired.
unsnubbable, lumbering overcoats
closeted, laid to rest;
seeking power in hibernation
till sun from summit melts frosty dark:
fresh heartbeats forged in forest’s night.
prime matter moved safely in flask or jar.
Think circus stars:
The Great Bear leads the Lesser,
dancing to the trainer’s whip,
tumbling from their pedestals.
Secure behind bars,
think fallen stars.