that thing with feathers

There are those who believe

that we live it all over and over

again until we get it right;

others, that everything happens

for a reason, or that we are all

just living according to Plan.




All I know is that I walked, for a

while, as if through water,

and all I knew was what I told

myself to be true despite all

evidence to the contrary.


Herotodus says that we only

have to speak

the truth we don’t

have to believe it.


I like that.


But this I know:

There are people and voices and reasons

that were not there before

and even the days that blacken

and fill with despair have this

sheen around the edges;


hope — that thing with feathers

which shouts in its silence.


Can you hear it?

1 Response to “that thing with feathers”

  1. November 3, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    mmmm…I like that. Some really interesting images. Thanks.

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