NO SHELTER FROM THE STORM

The birds are watching.

They are waiting for night.

It will provide cover

for their flight over Oasis.

They will storm the Town Hall

with shrieks of glee.

Their bodies will transform into

creatures of hell.

There will be no shelter from this storm.

THE DEAD GAME by Susanne Leist

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THE BIRD

 

The bird waits.

Sitting on its perch.

Eyes to the wind.

What is he waiting for?

Will he know when he sees it?

Wait.

His wings are spreading out.

About to take flight.

He lets out a screech.

He’s looking…

He’s looking at me.

Time to go.

DOWN DEEP

 

 

Swallow me cold.

Your frozen hold.

Take me down deep.

Over two feet.

I don’t need air.

Fish in my hair.

The sea keeps me.

Until I’m free.

My time is night.

When I take flight.

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GOODBYE MOON

 

 

Our take off had been smooth.

In the dark we fly free.

We’re off to see the world.

Above mountains and sea.

Goodbye to one and all.

We don’t know where we’ll land.

Black water around us.

We might touch down on sand.

TO HOLD LIFE IN YOUR HAND

 

To hold life in your hand,

How does it feel?

A little movement and fluttering

To tickle your fingers.

Antennas searching for sound

And wings seeking flight.

It leaves all too soon,

Spreading its wings in the light.

But you had life in your hand

For one precious moment.

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DARE TO DREAM

I want to look at the night,
Gaze out into the unknown.
Dare to dream of flight,
A dream of conquering it all.

When night comes softly
On feet as light as air,
I can see more clearly
Of what I can dare.

Alone on this hilltop
With the embracing cold,
I will leap past boundaries
That I have created of my own.

Darkness hides all secrets
Beneath its cloak of despair.
Secrets that lie safe and secure
Until the morning light.

At night I can roam free
Without the hindrance of others.
I can leap over castle walls,
Sail forth on gossamer wings.

Looking down at all below me,
Sleeping in their beds of down,
I can see how I am different
And can never fit into the mold.

INTO THE WOODS WE GO

INTO THE WOODS WE GO

Into the woods we go.

What’s in store we don’t know.

A green light is following us through

In shades of yellow and even blue.

The birds have disappeared from sight.

I can hear their wings taking flight.

A house stands in the clearing up ahead.

Off to the side is a broken down shed.

Two people are waiting at the door.

Can it be us they are looking for?

It is us they are staring at.

The man is waving his top hat.

This feels like one of those fairy tales.

The man is wearing top hat and tails.

The sky has just turned pitch black.

I want to turn and go back.

I can’t see the house or couple anymore.

I have a feeling that we are all done for.


FLY HIGH

What does it feel like to fly?
Lifting off to reach the sky.
Soaring to a new height.
A bird’s exclusive right.

All alone and way up high.
Nary a cloud in the sky.
Take me along with you please.
What can I do to appease?

I want to fly over the land.
To the tune of a marching band.
Over water I go.
It would make a great show.

A RAINBOW OF DELIGHTS

Follow me.
Through the colors.
Past shimmering glass.
Over piles of crayons.
Colorful sticks ahead.
Cotton balls above.

Can you hear the drums?
The beat of the winged creatures.
Flying so close to the ball of fire.
Feathers taking flight.

Come closer and see.
What my imagination has wrought.
A scene near and dear.
To my thoughts and dreams.

DEAR STATUE

DEAR STATUE

So alive.

I could hear you breathing.

Is that a moan?

Maybe it was the wind.

Is that a rustle of clothing?

Maybe someone else is in the garden.

Is that a sigh?

I heard a sigh.

Are you tired of standing still?

Is that a tear on your cheek?

Your eyes look sad.

Reflecting a remorse so deep

that I can feel it.

What else do I feel?

A whisper of breath on my face.

Are you breathing, dear one?

Are you alive beneath the stone?

Raise your head.

Look me in the eye.

It’s time to be free.

Let your soul be free

and soar above on your wings.

Take flight, dear one.

Take flight.