Bird-Shaped, Girl-Shaped Hole in the Universe MAG

January 15, 2014
By Mzday73 PLATINUM, Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Mzday73 PLATINUM, Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." -Mark Twain

Arched under the sky, she was beautiful,
(though others couldn't see it)
she had feathers hidden
(deep in her bones)
in blue eyes like a bird held down
to the slope of the sun
(a glass globe of falling feathers).
The sweat gathered in lines within
her hands that touch the air
around you, fragile
(shatter it, she said),
even as she stands at the edge
waiting for her chest to hollow
(and it burst).
She willed her fingers to spread so she
could join the others,
thousands, with weeping words,
pleas carved into their arms around her,
that she only dreamed of after she woke.
And now it was only air that separated them.
You told her that you could help her forget,
but she shook her head.
Sometimes quiet things aren't meant to be understood, she told you,
but you knew she wasn't a bird.
And that she wasn't silent when she fell,
(so she flew).

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This article has 3 comments.

IMSteel BRONZE said...
on Jan. 20 2014 at 5:23 pm
IMSteel BRONZE, Wallhala, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Learn from Yesterday, live for Today, hope for Tomorrow" - Albert Einstein

"Brevity is the Soul of Wit" - The Which

I love the wording of this piece. It flowed beautifully, and captured my imagination. Great job.

on Jan. 20 2014 at 2:23 pm
omgits_jamie BRONZE, Bedford, New Hampshire
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
be here now.

if you read whats in the parenthases, its a poem- i think thats how she meant it to be

on Jan. 18 2014 at 7:23 pm
haley101 DIAMOND, Windsor, Connecticut
70 articles 5 photos 195 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”

― Mary Oliver

this reminds me of a piece I wrote about angels. I especially like how you said she had feathers hidden, deep in her bones, but I think you can do without the parenthesis. Great job! Could you check out my poem "Wrists"?  


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