Becoming a Bird
Broken wings lay against your breastbone
digging deep to the other side
A visceral attachment
Seemingly significant, yet still
you cannot fly.
Iridescent feathers lay flat against your cheekbones
Your eyes are separated by yet another,
You are cross-eyed, two by two,
Visually aware of elemental differences
that further define the yin and the yang
You can see.
Playing hopscotch with frogs
defines your personality
You like to laugh,
but you will not win.
Everything is in the trees,
and on the edges of clouds and
deep hanging fog.
But all you need is a sidewalk
if you want to play.