• Jan Avellana

i was a bird

Updated: Apr 5, 2019

this morning,

i was a bird.

i stood--

long, on the empty sidewalk,

the whispering

glow of

ink turning to milk,

tinged with the palest drop

of cornflower,

dressing me with gauze.

an exhilaration of


scolded me awake--

and my sinew

leapt at the knowing!

they are singing me home--i thought,

they are singing me home.

~ j. avellana


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