Bird Box

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Bird Box

 

You saw the darkness

In the bird box of your secrets

But you didn’t remove the blindfold

 

There was a place

But you couldn’t reach it

With your eyes open

 

You did not forget

The way you came here

But now you are leaving by the river

 

You were bruised

But you were not broken

Everything is the same here

 

You are cutting through mysteries

Cutting through the waves of history

And deceit

 

You are moving through bodies

That are rising from their graves

As life repeats

 

Have you lost the map to heaven

Or is it kept inside

In the darkness of your secrets

 

Where the future opens wide

You have heard that darkness

In remembered conversations

 

As the saints that you lost

Were being moved from their stations

You told yourself where to go

 

You unset your destination

You began to sing with the birds

Flying lower in your expectations

 

You felt the darkness

In the wings you dared not open

In the box you chose to carry

 

To keep the beating heart of hope in

For this is the way now

The way you came

 

The way that you will go

Even with your blindfold on

This is the way you think you know

 

Leaving the birds to keep on singing

Letting the river rage

You must carry the bird box lightly

 

Because life is not a cage

It is a garden

It is a dream you try to carry on

 

A place to hold your heart in

While you are still together

While you are still alive

 

And one day you will get here

One day you will arrive

Open-handed

 

Open-eyed

Open-hearted

Opened wide

Wings to the sky

 

By Julie Flanders

Photo by Oscar Keys

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APRIL IS POETRY MONTH, Day 7

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