1.21.2020

Sorrowing


I am a mourning dove
considering what to do
about a day grey with worry
and consternation
Have I saved enough
studied taught enough am I
what is enough?
Uncertainty
like pigeon milk
roiled in morning’s belly
sunrise swaddled but I am
erect
perched with coo
It is up to me to decide
no permission required
sovran and innate
so I am
bragging my old wings today

5 comments:

  1. I LOVE "I am bragging my old wings today." As well you should. A mourning waking to a day of worry - that is today's reality. Yet "sunrise swaddled", on we go!

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  2. Something so poignant in the image of the mourning dove.. I feel like we live in a state of mourning, one way or another, the more so the older we get.

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