neal pike audiortoium draft

29 May

feedback does anything jar
does it make sense?

——

wings   oddly   bolted

pulling this body    in   wrong   directions

—-

bramble wrapped tongue

scratched words into irrevlance

from  a young  age

I  used   my   mouth  more  sparingly

 

—–

 

elders  around   me said

I  used  it   too  much   it was   mainly   windless

clouds  that  took   time  to  shift  places


i took  time to shift places

 

—-

I  was diffiernt with  oddly botled wings  that still

Twisted every time concrete/doors /carpet got my name

chose  to  sing  with tongues  like  mine

the  word   brave  caused  feathers  on my  wings  to recede

drop  like pellets

being  pushed  backwards

against a crowd of clouds

for  wanting to  push  forwards

 

—–

 

I could and wanted too

winds around me coverd my wings with the word

brave that  stroked  my  head  telling  me  I didn’t  have   to

do these  things  like  flying   backwards   or  singing  home written songs

I was brave for this

– – –
brave  for  not   letting   oddly  jointed  wings

fall  fall back  to   the  nest

brave  for not letting my tongue

stay sleep in its nest of thorns

brave for flying  to  stages

not flying off when the crowd drapes my edges


brave for not shutting a mouth that
I should be without

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