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Flight

EAGLE

 

claws dug into my shoulder

wings spread

where will you take me?

 

the eggs in the nest

in the live oak's crook

what are they trying to say?

 

this is not a dream

I have never been more awake

than in this room

bright lights people talking

the lovers' griefs transformed

 

here in the forest

leaves casting their shadow

I see Death lurking behind the tree

cloaked in rags chugging his beer

my astral body floating in space

 

the eggs crack

the chicks emerge

your grip tightens

your wings batter the wind

I know the flight has only begun

 

by Nancy Shiffrin

 

Nancy Shiffrin is the author of 2 collections of poetry, Game With Variations, unibook.com and The Vast Unknowing, Infinity Publishing, B&N.com. Her play Allison's War is at Lulu.com as is her novel Out of the Garden and introductory essay, Invoking Anais Nin.

 

Submitted to SDPA 9/6/2016