the bird and i

24 Aug

i thought and thought and thought some more,
about nothing in particular.
i assumed there was something wrong with me;
that i was an ice cube living in a volcano lava gush free flow world and
that i could never melt and join in and be one with everyone
but then i looked up into the big sky
and spotted not a pigeon, crow or sea gull.
maybe it was a hawk?
its wings were so big
i expected it to soar,
but its wings behaved like the arms of a kid on a balance beam
flapping turbulent
and not for just one flap.
it was turbulent for two, three four
i gave up keeping score.
what a struggle in the sky,
what a mirror!
what a reminder
that flying is not so easy
for the bird and i.

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2 Responses to “the bird and i”

  1. Millie Ho August 25, 2016 at 4:45 am #

    As long as the mirror is free of smudges, anything is possible. I wonder if it’s better to be a solid cube than to melt and join in with the others?

    • Steve Myers August 25, 2016 at 10:00 am #

      a little bit of both depending on the day or week works ok for me but i sure am glad that ice cube is there to crawl back into.

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