REVISED: Feathers In Your Hair

Brilliant Tony!

Dark Matter

Originally posted 1/26/2011.

You claim
it’s a safe neighborhood.
a good one, trumpet 
that there’s never been
a violent death nearby,
nothing at all in your safe space,
nothing at all seeping from
this ground

that is only yours because
at some point
it was taken by force
and force is what keeps it
yours, even if the blood
was and is spilled
by your proxies,
even if you didn’t know 
it was being spilled.

No matter —
you are you, 
you have no need to pay
any mind to that
so you can pretend to ignore
the black feathers
that have just now appeared
in your hair,
that everyone but you
can see.

When you are home alone,
please —
look in the mirror.

When you finally see them,
pick them out
and place them in a box.

Pull that box out, open it
and stare at those feathers

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About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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12 Responses to REVISED: Feathers In Your Hair

  1. Tony Brown says:

    I’m honored. Thank you!

  2. A very powerful poem


  3. Awesome poem Lea thanks for sharing it here.

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