My writing called bring a return
beating its wings drying the flow
a seasonal cycle fall into spring
in a jar once of Play-Doh six months
an insectarium transformed
a living statue a bathroom constant
awaiting a vernal spark life
parsley wilted dried long ago
withered upon a lilac twig
hanging a Houdini from a bridge
a stowaway a black-winged swallow
sail away sail away now
your angel eyes open born anew
for ten days eternal life perfect
captured set free in a moment
a miracle’s delight innocence returned.
Submitted as part of “National/Global Poetry Writing Month” (#NaPoWriMo #GloPoWriMo).
Today’s prompt: Day Thirty: our final (optional) prompt! This year, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something that returns. For, just as the swallows come back to Capistrano each year, NaPoWriMo and GloPoWriMo will ride again!
30 Poems in 30 Days
All text and photography © Dale Schierbeck
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