Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 21, 2018

Daily missive for Monday the 21st of May.~by Peter Forster


 

 

Daily missive for Monday the 21st of May.

Birds cry
Without tears
How do we measure
Their sadness
Other than from a melancholic
Song
You can hear it
Whistle to a stranger
Trying to be friends
It is lonely
The only bird on a wire
In the moonlight
When the wolf howls
In the distance
Lost in the wilderness
There is a connection
They must know
What it means to be alone
Dragged back from the edge
By their coat tails
Do Hyenas really
Laugh at their own jokes
Do they deliver a punchline
On the back of a scooter
In a pannier
With pizza and garlic bread
Is it true that
A drop of blood
Will turn a rose bush red
Prick up your ears
Listen to the stillness
In a storm
It is a momentary absence
Of presence
When everything is alone
With its potential
Put me in a box
With a toxin
And a cat in a hat
Am I alive or dead
Or something in between
How will you know
Until the lid is lifted
I am both and
Is that what it means to be
Or not to be
The only lonely bird
On a branch in a
Singing tree.


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