something feathered (20170522)

she opens her mouth
a bird escapes
some magic trick

silent bird
with its beak
welded shut
by shame
by trauma

the sound
you breathe out
through your mouth
the sound of wings

you can’t breathe and lie
at the same time, girl


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13 thoughts on “something feathered (20170522)”

  1. Oh this is quite an amazing write…with layers of meaning in my perception. The bird that escapes from the girlt and it has its beak sealed shut with shame and trauma……

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