Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Poem by Deborah Hauser

Flight and Other Death Defying Feats
by Deborah Hauser

Pushed out of the nest too early
by a distracted mother
who already had too many fledglings
vying for her affection
unpracticed wings wave frantically
but cannot maintain altitude
tiny heart lurches as she tumbles
earthward like a feather stone.
Seatback in the upright position
shallow breaths barely inflate
her lungs, she recalls the freckle
that dots the top of his ear
the plane ascends gaining altitude
her fierce heart swiftly rises

without a net she pirouettes
into uncharted worlds.

Deborah will appear at The Gazebo on 8/3.

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