Red Feathers Pt. 1

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For all the jokes I’ve made
about loving you under my breath
when you are out of earshot like
you always are, I’ve laughed bitterly
and put words together in towers of ash instead of song
and pricked the dry skin of my thumb
with a tack until the holes
stared back like eyes.

How can I even begin
to love a girl who only exists to me
in threadbare tapestries?
It seems even your own little sister
has her own sad poem about you.

What are the trees like on Venus?
I dare not ask. I beg for your scraps.
You have red feathers in your wings
and blood in your hair

In a flutter just outside my vision,
your heart houses limbs and legs
and teeth and skin,
enough life for a new world
where I’d like to join you.

But you cannot take me there
because I am a flea, and I don’t
even live on your back,
I am a small bug under
Someone else’s shoe.

What are the trees like on Venus?
I dare not ask. I beg for your scraps.
You have red feathers in your wings
and blood in your hair

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from Absent Shapes, released May 20, 2013

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