Monday, 14 June 2021

OF A BIRD’S ERA: THE END

A GILDED CAGE IS YET FAR INFERIOR

TO A HOLLOW MEDIEVAL TREE

ROOTED IN TERRA FIRMA

FOR THE FOWL 

WHO DESTINED TO DIE REGARDLESSLY

IN EITHER

STILL AT LEAST

COULD BE DONE FREE

WITHOUT THE INTERFERENCES

OF THE FORMER

WHICH IS THE CONDITION IN WHICH WITHIN CONFINED

IT OUGHT TO CONDEMN 

VEHEMENTLY

AND ELSEWHERE

SEEK THE SITE OF ITS OWN UNDOING

UNLEASH ITSELF

UPON THE SKY

ULTIMATELY

TO SEE TO ITS OWN CESSATION

LIKE AN ARTIST TINGING THEIR OWN STROKE

THAT TIME

SO THAT BEFORE 

COMES DUE

IT COULD BE FLOWN

BY ITS OWN FLIGHT

AMONGST THE FLUFFIEST CLOUDS

FEATHERED AND ALL AS IF NEVER ENTRAPPED

IT WAS

AS IT WERE

BORN AGAIN 

AS EVER BEFORE 

MIRACULOUSLY THE MANIPULATION OF A FATE

OTHERWISE ROTTEN

IN DESTINY