Copyright © 2017 by Catherine Barnett. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on November 16, 2017, by the Academy of American Poets.
This poem is in the public domain.
white-throat sparrows/full of note/netted in the eventide/voices sawing the trees/fragile little bodies/tracing frantic circles not understanding/what we must all come to accept/not one day will last/we must end ourselves/as gently as we can take our swords/our facts/oddments of feather turn them into the dark/she takes us as we are windswept/awake with shattering & nothing is as loud as her arms pulling us close/not even these wings landing/forever in the nests of my ears
Copyright © 2017 by Mariama J. Lockington. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on December 13, 2017, by the Academy of American Poets.