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If Bird

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You would be my loon

calling long past light,

my mourning dove, my

sweetest finch flashing

sun from black as night.

 

If my bird you were I’d

feed you nectar from my

palm and plant thick trees

for you to rest and nest until

I could transform my arms

and hands to feathered limbs—

our hearts remade as song.

 

Thank you to the editors of The Tishman Review for first publishing this poem.

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wing print

This is a wing print left on our window just like we might leave hand smudges. While a bird clearly hit the window, it survived and flew away.

While Zoe snagged a version of this for her photoblog  http://bonegirlpix.wordpress.com/2010/04/18/wing-print-left-on-window/

it warrants words as well. Besides I like the color in this version as it reminds me of a winged Sufi heart.

I’m not sure what led to the color, though I placed a music stand on the other side of the glass to better capture the print and the greens/reds were likely reflected from my side of the glass.