Lost in Thought — A Poem

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“Fallen Leaves” — C.Birde, 10/16

 

Thoughts roost –

blackbirds

in leafless trees at

sunrise,

gloss-winged and

catching light,

throats lodged

tight with

songs unsung

that fall

unheard,

discarded

as dried leaves

rusting softly

back to

earth.

— C.Birde, 10/16

Toadthrone — An Image

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“Toadthrone” — C.Birde, 8/16

In a neighboring realm

stands a Toadthrone so grand,

the green grass is left to weave unshorn about it.

(And some secretly anticipate the royal personage

who must

hold court

there.)

— C.Birde, 8/16

 

 

Periphery — A Poem

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“Sunlight through Zebra Grass” — C.Birde, 8/16

 

Son, sun, and Summer

ease their way toward

absence —

I am well attuned

to the cycle.

And experience

has shown

it appears

far easier to leave

than it feels

to be

left.

 

— C.Birde, 8/16