Migration

wings

They might as well have wings.
Oh how they alight here!
These gossamered vessels of hope
into which pour endless stories —
my dreams.

I know them by rote now —
how they shimmer in the light
when I leave the door open,
how they catch the breeze
and flutter against the walls of my heart.

They might as well have wings.
Oh how they alight here!
Familiar flocking around
a lure that draws them —
the rush, the rise, the chase.
But sudden gesture —
Gone!


WORDS: ©2014, Jen Payne

IMAGE: Blue Bird (Bird Sirin) by Sergey Solomko. Sergey Solomko (1867 – 1928) was a Russian painter, graphic artist, and watercolorist. Sergey worked for many magazines, illustrated the works of Pushkin, Lermontov, and Gogol, and issued a series of postcards. He masterfully painted watercolor historical and allegorical subjects, scenes from the life of the Boyar and illustrations of the Russian fairy tales. After 1910 he lived permanently in Paris.


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