my uncle who flew kites from the nearby hill,

my uncle who flew kites from the nearby hill,
who flew kites on lightweight nylon rope for cord,
a harness around his body, and he leaned back
to shift the ballast against today’s wind,
my uncle who flew kites from a harness
fastened around his body and was pulled
in rhythms with the wind that blew, my uncle
who flew kites has gone to heaven now