|by Heather Christle|
"Read beyond that which
immediately pleases you,
please." ---Heather Christie
I resist this advice. I want to follow my nose in choosing what to read, and in poetry, especially. But I notice that the poet simply said read BEYOND. She didn't recommend replacing pleasure. Only swimming out a few yards more.
Here's one that I had to swim for.
A Bird in Hand
by Amber Flora Thomas
I’ve memorized its heart pounding into my thumb.
Breath buoys out. My fingers know how to kill,
closing on the bird’s slippery head.
I don’t remember. Was it that beak bit my chin?
Was it a claw cut my wrist? I blow feathers
away from its chest, smelling pennies and rain.
the rest is here.
Poetry Friday is hosted today by Diane at Random Noodling.