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from It's Time

The bird

called tomorrow

extends into

infinite presence

Its beak peeks

in & out of

an open cage

appearing to

be large &

too small

We have already

flown w/o

knowing what

it was called


Copyright © 2014 by Frank Sherlock. Used with permission of the author.

About this Poem

“A few years ago I was involved in an accident that impacted my memory in troubling yet interesting ways. It’s Time is a project that explores the subjectivity of time, memory, and the wider social implications of how the momentary is perceived.”
—Frank Sherlock


Frank Sherlock

Frank Sherlock is the author of Space Between These Lines Not Dedicated (Ixnay Press, 2014.) He is the poet laureate of Philadelphia.    

Date Published: 2014-10-22

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