Scorpion-Free — a Poem

“Empty” — C.Birde, 5/20

White-footed

meets

white foot

in size seven

garden shoe.

Furred meets

furless.

Warmth to

trembling,

whiskered

warmth.

Sustained,

untrained

diaphragmatic

E” .

Instinctive —

achievement

of breath.

No scorpions

here.

All the same,

shake out

your boots.

— C.Birde, 5/20

Stitched & Strewn — A Poem

Gift

“Through the Reservoir Wood” — C.Birde, 5/20

 

These lush

green days

damp and cool

and stitched

with bird song

strewn like gifts

unwrapped

petals scattered

everywhere

white

chartreuse

careless pink

one thing

to do —

Thank you

thank you.

 

 

— C.Birde, 5/20

 

Cherry blossom path nature

“Strewn” — C.Birde, 5/20

 

 

Full Immersion — A Poem

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“”Immersion” — C.Birde, 5/20

 

Walk with me

Our faces tilted

up and beaming

catching light &

Truth

free of the dawn

of personal desire

Flash of Oriel’s

tangerine breast

Red-winged

blackbird’s trill falls

from the dead tree’s

totem

Grasses sigh and,

blue-eyed,

stare

Walk with me,

two yards between,

our footsteps

praising earth

water

air

Frame of reference —

Truth cares not

Precludes

Includes

Remains.

 

 

— C.Birde, 5/20

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“Blue-Eyed Grass” — C.Birde, 5/20