one by one
i started to add
to my collection.

i found one on top
of the stone wall
along side the ocean.

another i picked up
off the cold city block
on a deary day,
my vision impaired
by the thick gray fog –
or perhaps salt stains
from my tears.

i borrowed one from a
and forgot to return them
when i was done.

slowly, i expanded my selections
using each of them every so often
to dangle
to flaunt
to display
so everyone knew
how many i had
how easy i could find another.

my friends pleaded, cried
“you do not need
any more feathers”.

it took me a while
to understand
i couldn’t fill the
empty space you left
with more of your kind.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s