spineless bird

spineless bird

touches the horn

sings in octaves,

convulsions and spasms

no semi-tones beneath

her wings

what did she expect?

parrots can’t ever be doves

no matter how extended

their long batting eyelashes

by mary ann blinkhorn

9 thoughts on “spineless bird

  1. Deborah Avila says:

    Lovely, absolutely delicate~ Blessings friend ~Deborah

  2. oldsunbird says:

    I love all your poetry–the cleanness, the undertones, how it looks on the page, unadulterated but rich. Thank you for it.

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