The dragonfly is a creature older than the dinosaur
But here it dwells amongst us still.
It comes in many shapes and patterns
Yet goes by a single name.
It thrives both on land and water
And makes its home around the world.
It is both hardy and delicate,
A dragon and a fly.
It has four lacy wings
One pair to fly and the other to fly beyond.
And here’s the most extraordinary thing of all:
The dragonfly’s multifaceted eyes see
Not one, not two but many possibilities
All different yet connected.
All unified as one
~~M. Dell Collins