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Cardinal Rules


Davie

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Cardinal Rules

 

Our cardinal flies
like a teenager but
he sings no song.  
Has he evolved to
find safety in silence or
the quiet chirp of females?
If he sits not on a nest,
does he do the shopping?
If no song chases other males
away from his mate,
does he use persuasion
to rule the roost or does
he share the love
which rules us all?

 

— Davie

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Why I Cry At Six

 

I want to be six again

or six for the first time

ever when it skipped me,

exiled me to Never Land—

marooned me on an island

called The Moon, my moon.

That's why I cry.

 

I gave myself up for dead—

left my mind’s body for dead.

Lost in space, time, and hope,

dead seemed a better place

than losing your love, much

better than losing your love.

That's why I cry.

 

Six. That’s when a mystery

took over my brain, my life.

The mystery carried me to

the deathly afraid places

like treetops and ocean rips,

and rewriting the dictionary

before any breakfast food

should be, deserved to be,

allowed into my body again.

Better than losing your love.

 

I want to be six again, to

dance, perchance to dream

of guitars and players of

songs, music, poems, lips.

I want to be six again. In a

real place, in real shoes,

in a real voice that sings

in all the keys at once.

I will be six again, soon.

 

I jump from a tree top

into a deep ocean pool

to sink or swim, live to die.

I will be six. Please play

the right music

when I am six.

 

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