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little bird

Postby bupaje » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:33 pm

little bird
who once upon my branches stood
where have you gone?

your nest sits empty
beneath the boughs of shady green
that i provided

your song
that echoed in the forest glade
has stilled

black silken wings
conspiracy of a dark marauder
caught your eye

you flew away
trading sweet nectar for carrion
and melodies for raucous cries

but wait ...

in the dusk fraught distance
frail blue amidst the inky plumes
is that you?

torn feathers
your form bedraggled ... soiled ...
can it be?

a shadow at your back pulls quills unnoticed
then casts them spiraling downwards,
flee little bird!

soon the birthright you share with angels
will be stripped from hollowed bones
and you too will fall

fly while wings you have
deep into the reaching limbs of Ash and Oak
your healing promised

return to those whose gifts are truly borne
free offerings, no malice hiding
and live little bird.

live.




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