corvidae confined

I am a magpie 

crooning patsy cline melodies

in a gilded cage, engraved tenderly

with 1 Corinthians 13

beneath an eastern moon, divided

by bars of careless beguiling 

I stay, an avian tamed

inexplicably courageous, even with clipped wings

deeply disoriented by unwise migration 

but nurturing daydreams nevertheless

of belonging, to a patient sky

one that can’t conveniently dissapear

to fly, simply for the sake of escaping 

the fate, of a corvidae confined


a. duncan, 2018

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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

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