Treasure Island

Marota Aphane

(Polokwane, Limpopo Province, South Africa)

To be bird


So you thought
It will be easy
To have wings
& fly all your ways
Without a little
Fall on a thorny tree lesson?

So you thought
It will be easy
To master flying
Without flipping wings
& dark the rain
Of mask-man’s pellets
& never be grounded?

So you thought
It will be easy
To return to the nest
Without a gale
To cut through?

So you thought
It will be easy
To be bird
Little bird?

Submitted: Friday, October 19, 2007
Edited: Monday, April 18, 2011
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